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Phoenix Suns star point guard Chris Paul (left) and Los Angeles Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard (right) are out indefinitely from the NBA Playoffs for different reasons.

According to Stadium and The Athletic's Shams Charania, Paul will be out due to COVID-19 protocol.  It is unclear as to if he tested positive for the virus.  But Charania says he's out indefinitely.

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Phoenix is already in the Western Conference Finals, having swept the Denver Nuggets in four straight games earlier this week.

Charania's tweet:


As for Kawhi, ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne are reporting that the two-time NBA Champion will miss Wednesday night's Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Utah Jazz due to an injury suffered in Monday's Game 4 victory for the Clippers.  It is unclear as to whether Leonard will play in the remainder of the series.  The Clippers-Jazz series is tied at 2 entering tonight's Game 5 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

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