Clippers' Kawhi Leonard out; 76ers' Joel Embiid knee sprain.

The NBA playoffs are still plagued by the injury bug.

Kawhi Leonard, a forward for the Los Angeles Clippers, will miss Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns, the team confirmed on Friday.

This will be his second consecutive playoff game missed due to a damaged right knee. In this series, the Suns are up 2-1. Los Angeles will host Game 4 on Saturday.

In the Clippers' 115-110 Game 1 victory in Phoenix, Leonard finished with 38 points, five rebounds, five assists, one block, and one steal.

Leonard's injury, according the Clippers head coach Ty Lue, was "very deflating."

"Kawhi is primarily on my mind. He eats well and clean and has never missed a rehab session.

works so hard to do this. After that, something similar occurs. Lue remarked, "I feel awful for him.

"Without (Paul George), our guys have been through a lot this year and the previous two years just to compete to the point where we can make the playoffs and feel relatively good.