Kawhi-less Clippers lose to Thunder

Kawhi Leonard missed Tuesday night's 108-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder due to soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.

Leonard will also miss Thursday's rematch between the two teams in Oklahoma City.

Leonard has not seen a setback with his right ACL, according to Clippers coach Ty Lue, who also stated that the team is continuing to be very cautious with its franchise player.

On Wednesday, Leonard is due to take a flight back to Los Angeles to get his knee fixed.

Before deciding on Leonard's availability for Sunday's game against New Orleans, the Clippers will wait to see how he feels.

Before the Clippers faced the Thunder, Lue claimed, "[he] had some soreness in his knee after shootaround."

"Despite the fact that he wants to play, we need to be cautious and make sure we're treating him fairly.

We simply believed it wasn't wise. He can be angry with us if he wants to, but he isn't being wise at the moment."

Tre Mann scored 25 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 33 as the Thunder sailed to their first victory of the year.

Along with Marcus Morris Sr. and Paul George, the Clippers were already shorthanded (personal reasons).