Tuesday evening will be the fifth road contest in the last six games for the LA Clippers when they face the Nuggets in Denver. Kawhi Leonard and company have dropped their last five games in a row, with the last four losses all coming since the James Harden trade.
The Clippers have historically struggled against the Nuggets, even before Nikola Jokic turned into a perennial MVP candidate. To have any chance of upending Denver and ending their losing streak, LA will have to have their best player in the lineup. Will Kawhi Leonard be playing?
Is Kawhi Leonard playing tonight vs the Nuggets?
Kawhi Leonard is not listed on the Clippers’ injury report, and all signs indicate that he will be ready to go against the Nuggets on Tuesday. So far, Kawhi has played in every game for the Clippers this season.
After a year where he was coming off a major injury, Kawhi appears to be in a good place physically, which is fantastic news for LA. His availability will obviously be paramount for the Clippers’ chances at competing this season.
Full Clippers injury report vs Nuggets:
Mason Plumlee will be out for the Clippers on Tuesday as he is still recovering from an MCL sprain. The injury is likely to keep Plumlee out for most of the remainder of the calendar year, potentially into the month of January.
Brandon Boston Jr. also remains sidelined for LA with quadriceps tendinopathy. Head Coach Tyronn Lue indicated that Boston Jr. is still a few weeks away from a potential return.
Full Nuggets injury report vs Clippers:
The only major injury to report on Denver’s side is Jamal Murray, who will likely be out through the end of the month after injuring a hamstring in the team’s game against the Bulls on November 4. Besides Murray, Vlatko Cancar is also out for the Nuggets after offseason surgery on his left knee.