Is Kawhi Leonard playing tonight? OKC Thunder vs L.A. Clippers inactives December 21st, 2023

The OKC Thunder are fully healthy as the L.A. Clippers come in on the second night of a back to back.

Dec 20, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) warms up before the game
Dec 20, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) warms up before the game / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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The Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 17-8 as they welcome the L.A. Clippers to the Paycom Center. The Thunder have won six of their last ten games, turning in a 9-4 home record. OKC is fresh off a Monday night beat down of Memphis as the Grizzlies were short-handed earlier this week to open up the Holiday Home Stand.

The L.A. Clippers come into this contest on the second night of a back-to-back, seeing the Clippers knock off the Dallas Mavericks in the American Airlines Center on Tuesday. Paul George (illness) did not participate in Dallas. The former OKC Thunder forward is tabbed as questionable tonight in Bricktown.

Will Kawhi Leonard play? OKC Thunder vs L.A. Clippers Inactives, December 21st, 2023.

On the second night of a back-to-back injury, reports can get a little funky; even the report requirements are different for teams having a quick turnaround. The L.A. Clippers list Kawhi Leonard (left hip contusion) and Paul George (illness) as questionable.

As their status remains up in the air, Clippers bench boss Ty Lue should update the local media around 5:30 tonight at the Paycom Center on whether the superstars will play.

Ty Lue announced pregame that Kawhi Leonard (hip) is OUT tonight in Oklahoma City. However, Paul George (illness) has been upgraded to available to play tonight against the Thunder.

Mason Plumlee (MCL) and Moussa Diabate (hip) are both tabbed as OUT For the L.A. Clippers.

The Oklahoma City Thunder only list Keyontae Johnson (NBA G League Assignment) as OUT. Johnson is currently with the NBA G League team, the OKC Blue, in Orlando at the NBA G League Winter showcase.

The Kansas State product helped lift the OKC Blue past the Wisconsin Herd at the wire in game one of the Showcase on Wednesday, putting up 25 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 31 minutes for Kameron Woods' squad.

This story will be updated as the active and inactive players are made available by each coach at their pregame press conferences.

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