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Kawhi Leonard leaves Game 1 with sprained left ankle, will not return

Kawhi Leonard leaves Game 1 with sprained left ankle, will not return

Early in the second half of Game 1 on Sunday, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard left the contest after rolling his ankle twice.

The Spurs announced a few minutes later that Leonard has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a sprained left ankle.

Following the Spurs' Game 1 loss to the Warriors, head coach Gregg Popovich didn't have an update on Leonard's status.

'He hurt the same foot. We'll see," Popvich told the media.

Leonard missed Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Rockets after spraining his ankle in Game 5 of that series.

The Spurs led 78-55 when Leonard left and the Warriors promptly went on an 18-0 run to cut the deficit to single digits. With Leonard out, the Warriors came back to win 113-111 on Sunday.

Leonard had a team-high 26 points when he went to the locker room. LaMarcus Aldridge finished the game with 28 to lead the Spurs.

Warriors offer $100 monthly pass at Oracle Arena with no view of court

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Warriors offer $100 monthly pass at Oracle Arena with no view of court

The Warriors clearly want fans in Oracle Arena. Watching the game is a different story, though.

On Monday, the Warriors sent an email to fans offering a monthly "In The Building Pass," according to ESPN. The pass gets you into Oracle Arena for every home game at $100 per month.

There's a catch, though, and it's a big one. The mobile pass doesn't include a seat, or any view of the actual court. It will grant you access to Oracle Arena bars and restaurants, and fans can watch the game on TVs in the club area.

It's believed this is the first time a professional sports team is offering access to fans to be in the building for home games, yet they actually can't watch the game with a view of the court.

The Warriors will play in front of a sold-out home crowd for the 300th consecutive game Tuesday when they host the Hawks. Of the Warriors' two losses this season, one is at home.

NBA rumors: Carmelo Anthony's reps reaching out to other teams

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NBA rumors: Carmelo Anthony's reps reaching out to other teams

If he had his way, Carmelo Anthony would suit up for the Houston Rockets on Thursday night against the Warriors. But Anthony and the Rockets aren't discussing a return, and his representatives reached out to other NBA teams Monday in an effort to find a possible landing spot, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported, citing league sources.

Anthony missed the last two games with an "illness," and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Sunday that the Rockets were not planning to release the 34-year-old. But Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni reportedly has moved on, and he plans to replace Anthony's minutes with rookie Gary Clark beginning Tuesday against the Denver Nuggets, according to Wojnarowski. Anthony will remain away from the Rockets.

In 10 games with the Rockets, Anthony averaged 13.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting -- 32.8 percent from beyond the arc. Houston also was much better with Anthony off the court than on it. 

Anthony might not play against the Warriors on Thursday, but whether or not he has a new team by then is another question entirely. Wojnarowski wrote that "Anthony's best short-term course of action could be to exercise patience" as NBA teams are hesitant to make roster moves early in the season.