Leonard sat out much of the fourth quarter of Game 5 on Tuesday and didn’t take the court for overtime of his team’s 110-107 win.
He suffered a left ankle injury at the 5:37 mark of the third quarter, when he came down on the foot of James Harden as the forward was turning to run up the court. Leonard immediately limped back to the bench during the next stoppage in play, retied his shoe and re-entered the game, but he was largely ineffective on both ends of the floor.
After the win, Leonard insisted he would play Thursday.
“Yeah, I’m going to be able to play,” he said. “It was frustrating because I wanted to play. But I was happy seeing my teammates out there putting in a good effort and getting the win.”
The Spurs lead the series, 3-2.
Information from ESPN’s Michael C. Wright was used in this report.