Warriors

Warriors

Raptors star forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out against the Warriors for Wednesday night's showdown at Oracle Arena, the team announced an hour before tipoff.

This is Leonard's second straight game missed with a hip injury. He missed Tuesday night's game against the Clippers as well. 

When the Warriors played the Raptors earlier this season, Leonard scored 37 points in a 131-128 overtime win over the reigning champs. The stars are coming out in Oakland tonight, but this will be a big loss for Drake's favorite team while E-40 and Co. can take a deep breath. 

Leonard only played in nine games last season for the Spurs. He was traded to the Raptors in the offseason and has been on a tear in Toronto. 

Through 22 games played, Leonard looks like an early MVP candidate. So far he has averaged 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.