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Kawhi Leonard suffers broken hand against Thunder

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Well, this isn't going to make beating Oklahoma City any easier:

Cory Joseph started the 3rd quarter in Kawhi's place, and Boris Diaw was in for Jeff Ayres, so it's evident that Gregg Popovich is going with a much different scheme to try to contain Kevin Durant without the Spurs best defender.

Kawhi had done a great job of bothering Durant, helping to force him into 7 first half turnovers and making him work to even get the ball. More to come as details arise, but this is definitely bad news on top of the injuries to Tiago Splitter (separated shoulder) and Danny Green (broken hand) -- which now deprives the Spurs of three of the starters.