Kawhi Leonard (back) misses game vs. Celtics, Clippers fall

Kawhi Leonard (back) misses game vs. Celtics, Clippers fall

All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard was ruled out of Tuesday's matchup against the Boston Celtics due to back spasms that he was suffering pre-game. Leonard warmed up, but then left the court shortly before tip-off because of the back issue. 

Without Leonard, the Clippers fell in Boston 117-112. Reggie Jackson filled in for Leonard in the starting lineup and put up an impressive 25 points and 7 assists in 37 minutes. The Clippers have one more game on Thursday against the Wizards before the All-Star Break and it seems more likely than not that they could choose to hold Leonard out, but an official word on his status has not been given yet.

The Clippers-Wizards tip-off Thursday at 7 PM ET. 

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