In Game 4 in Los Angeles, Leonard injured his knee.

In its Western Conference the Los Angeles Clippers faced uphill battles in semi-final matches against Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. They managed to fight and win two home games, but Kawhi Leonard's injury significantly dampened their chapter hopes. On Wednesday they continued to struggle and won Game 5 at Salt Lake City, but on Friday they will remain unhappy when they attempt to finish the series.

On Friday night, coach Ty Lue said in his press conference on Thursday, Leonard will not be in line-up for Clippers in Game 6. The team had previously announced a knee sprain to keep him out indefinitely, however, as Shams Charania The Athletic reported the Clippers fear Leonard was facing ACL injury. This injury was more severe. If that were true, the Clippers would be much more detrimental this season.

Leonard injured his knee after landing awkwardly on a drive to the basket during the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' Game 4 win, which forced him to come out of the game after trying to play on it.