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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard is out for Golden State Warriors game

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Kawhi Leonard (NBA Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonard is out for the Toronto Raptors' matchup with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday with a bruised right hip.

Leonard is averaging 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season. He's taken his game to another level lately, posting 31.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his last six games.

Leonard's best performance during that stretch came against the Warriors. He went toe-to-toe with Kevin Durant in that game, scoring 37 points and pulling down eight rebounds to Durant's 51 points and 11 rebounds.

The Raptors won in overtime by a final score of 131-128.

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Leonard has yet to play in both games of a back-to-back this season. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said in the first week of November that the team hadn't decided how much longer they were going to sideline him for one-half of back-to-backs.

Leonard said at the time that he feels healthy after appearing in only nine games last season, but "we're thinking about the long road."

Leonard didn't play on Tuesday when the Raptors travelled to Los Angeles and blew out the Clippers.

The Raptors are now 6-1 without Leonard this season and 16-6 with him.

Toronto's next game is on Friday when they take on Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

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