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.
Raptors starting lineup vs. @warriors: D Green, P Siakam, S Ibaka, K Lowry, F VanVleet.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) December 13, 2018
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.