Is Kawhi Leonard playing today? Clippers at Mavericks injury update for April 26

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

The start of the Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers series has not disappointed, as the series is tied 1-1 after the Mavericks' hard-fought win on Tuesday night on the road.

Game 1 didn't go as well for Dallas, as the Mavs lost 109-97 and their role players struggled tremendously. The role players stepped up much more in Game 2, and they have some momentum heading into Game 3.

Kawhi Leonard returned to the lineup for the Clippers in Game 2 after missing Game 1 with knee inflammation, and LA is a completely different team when Leonard is in the lineup.

Kawhi Leonard's status for Clippers at Mavericks on April 26

Update: Kawhi Leonard will play tonight against the Dallas Mavericks.

According to the Clippers injury report heading into tonight's game against the Mavs, Leonard is listed as questionable with knee inflammation. Leonard was a game-time decision heading into Game 2, and it wouldn't be a shocker if he is in the same boat again tonight.

Leonard played in Game 2 without doing any contact work in practice, and playing in this game could have reaggravated his knee enough to keep him out of Game 3. It seems likely that Leonard will play in Game 3 due to the importance of every game in the postseason, but him being questionable for tonight is a positive sign for the Mavs.

Leonard is an elite defender, and him being out would give the Mavs a much better shot of taking a commanding 2-1 series lead over the Clippers.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs LA Clippers on April 26

The Dallas Mavericks have three players on their injury report for their game against the LA Clippers tonight.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is out with an ankle sprain, Daniel Gafford is questionable with back spasms, and Olivier-Maxence Prosper is out with an ankle sprain.

The only player on the LA Clippers injury report is Kawhi Leonard who is questionable with right knee inflammation.

Dallas Mavericks' upcoming playoff schedule against LA Clippers

After Tuesday night's win, the Dallas Mavericks are tied 1-1 in the series against the LA Clippers. Here's a look at the remaining schedule for the rest of the season.

- April 26, 2024 - vs LA Clippers
- April 28, 2024 - vs LA Clippers
- May 1, 2024 - @ LA Clippers
- May 3, 2024 - vs LA Clippers (if necessary)
- May 5, 2024 - @ LA Clippers (if necessary)

For all the latest on the battle between the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers in the 2024 NBA Playoffs as well as injury updates on Kawhi Leonard, stay tuned.