San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is set to make his return to the court tonight against the Atlanta Hawks after undergoing a concussion protocol and sitting out Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, according to a report by Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Leonard was hit in the face by a driving Victor Oladipo on Thursday and forced to miss the rest of the game and sit out a game, per league’s health and wellness regulations.
The Klaw has played in 58 of the team’s 65 games thus far, leading the team in scoring at a 26.2 points per game clip, and field goal percentage, at an efficient 48.6 percent.
The Spurs have won 10 of their last 11 games and with the return of their Defensive Player of the Year, they can snatch the No. 1 seed in the West with a win over Atlanta tonight. Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is also unavailable tonight as he visited a specialist to consult on his heart arrhythmia condition. San Antonio will also be without point guards Tony Parker and Dejounte Murray — Patty Mills and David Lee will notch starts again for the team.