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Los Angeles Clippers small/power forward Kawhi Leonard (foot) has been ruled out for Friday's contest against the 76ers due to a sore right foot. Leonard will be missing his fourth consecutive outing, paving the way for Luke Kennard, Terance Mann and Reggie Jackson to continue seeing elevated offensive roles in his absence. L.A. is unsurprisingly playing it safe with Leonard ahead of the postseason, even as he has been in a terrific rhythm since the All-Star break, shooting 52.5 percent overall. His next chance to return to action comes Sunday versus Minnesota.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (foot) is questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers. Forward Paul George (rest) was left off the injury report- and will be available for the contest. Leonard has missed each of the last three games, and George would be in line for heavy usage if the former is forced to miss another one.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Reggie Jackson flourished in a revenge game against his former team, the Detroit Pistons, on Wednesday. Jackson shot 12-for-24 from the field and scored a game-high and season-high 29 points. He hit three threes and grabbed six rebounds. Clearly, he wanted to keep this revenge game in his own hands as he only had one assist and only one turnover as well. The Clippers were without both Kawhi Leonard (foot) and Paul George (rest) in this game, so Jackson had to take on a bigger workload. Next up for Jackson and the Clippers is a tough matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.
Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac posted his second double-double of the month in Wednesday's 100-98 win over the Detroit Pistons. Zubac shot 6-for-10 from the field and 6-for-7 from the line. He scored 18 points to go along with 13 rebounds. He also had two assists, two steals and a block. Zubac has been a steady contributor in rebounds all year, averaging 7.3 rebounds per game on the season. However, his greatest contribution to fantasy managers has been his elite field goal percentage (65.2%). Zubac's next matchup will be a tough one against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (rest) was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup for rest purposes. It's the second half of a back-to-back- and the Clippers are already down Kawhi Leonard (foot) and Paul George (rest), so they opted to give the veteran forward a breather. Nicolas Batum and Patrick Patterson will see added minutes, though heavy scoring responsibilities will fall on Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard, and Terance Mann's shoulders.