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Summer League Game 2 Preview and GameThread: Clippers vs. San Antonio

Kawhi Leonard leads the Spurs into a Summer League matchup with the Clippers tonight.
Kawhi Leonard leads the Spurs into a Summer League matchup with the Clippers tonight.

Tonight at 7:00 PM at the COX Pavillion in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Clippers will play their second Summer League game against the San Antonio Spurs. On Monday night, the Clippers lost to the Timberwolves 73-64. So far, the Spurs team, led by Kawhi Leonard, who started for the Spurs in the conference finals last season, are 2-0, with wins over the Hawks and the Lakers.

Some Notes:

Clippers players:

Travis Leslie is out for the summer league with a calf injury.

Trey Thompkins is out for tonight and questionable for the remainder of the league with a hyper-extended knee. He had 7 points and 7 rebounds in 12 minutes on Monday before being injured.

Eric Bledsoe, the only player on the team who is guaranteed a roster spot next season, had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals against Minnesota.

Hilton Armstrong had 11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 blocks against Minnesota, and could grab a roster spot if he maintains that level of play.

Terrico White led the Clippers in scoring on Monday with 16 points.

Marcus Hubbard was in Clippers training camp last season. He had 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 fouls in 16 minutes against the Timberwolves

Eric Bledsoe, Terrico White Marcus Hubbard, Adam Morrison, Hilton Armstrong, and Antoine Wright should start for the Clippers tonight.

Spurs players:

Kawhi Leonard, who started for the Spurs last season as they beat the Clippers in the playoffs, has averaged 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists a game in two games this summer.

Update by LJ Hann at 7:19 Kawhi isn't playing tonight.

Cory Joseph (29 games last season for SA), James Anderson (77 games over the last two seasons for SA), Alexis Ajinca (71 games over the last three seasons with CHA, DAL, and TOR), and Derrick Byars (2 games last season for SA) all have NBA experience.

Marcus Denmon was the 59th pick in the 2012 draft for the Spurs.

Cory Joseph, James Anderson, Kawhi Leonard Derrick Byars, Eric Dawson, and Luke Zeller should start for the Spurs tonight.

The game will be broadcast live tonight on NBA Summer League Broad Band for $5, or for free on tape delay tomorrow morning at 6AM.