NBA Analyst looks like a prophet after doubted Mavericks-Clippers take comes true

Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Two
Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Two / Harry How/GettyImages

In the middle of last week, the biggest storyline surrounding the Dallas Mavericks versus LA Clippers series was the health of Kawhi Leonard.

Leonard has been battling knee inflammation since March 31, and his status heading into Game 1 was in question. He ended up missing Game 1 and the Clippers still found a way to win, but this injury and everything surrounding it has seemed strange.

There has been tons of uncertainty and it didn't even seem like the Clippers knew how severe this injury was.

Keeping injuries as secretive as possible is something that most NBA teams do, but one NBA Analyst reported something about the Leonard injury that no one seemed to believe was true at the time, but what he said came true on Tuesday night.

Skip Bayless' wild Mavericks-Clippers take comes true

Skip Bayless said that Leonard would be out for Game 1 during the middle of the week last week, but he confirmed that he would be back for Game 2. This is exactly what happened last night as Leonard returned to the lineup for the first time since March 31.

Some people doubted that Bayless actually had sources, but this proves that he was right all along.

Leonard ended up finishing with 15 points, and the Clippers definitely missed their superstar on the floor despite his rusty start.

Now that Leonard is back, both teams are at full strength. The next couple of games will not be easy for either team, and the Mavs must take care of business at home to put the pressure back on the Clippers.

The Mavs were the team with all of the national recognition heading into the playoffs, and the Clippers set the tone of the series with the 109-97 win in Game 1 on Sunday night.

Dallas responded with a 96-93 win on Tuesday night, and Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving took over down the stretch. Both players made big plays down the stretch, and the series is tied at one heading back to Dallas.

Doncic and Irving have to take control of this series at home in order for the Mavericks to win, and they have shown all season long that they have grown tremendously as leaders. Both players are on the same page with their minds set on winning an NBA Championship, and the next few games will show if the star duo's season will continue into the second round.

For all the latest on Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving's battle with Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers, stay tuned.