San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard expects to play in Game 6 against the Houston Rockets on Friday despite a left ankle injury.

Leonard rolled his ankle with 5:37 left in the third quarter of Wednesday's Game 5 and played half of the fourth period but did not take the court for overtime in the Spurs' 110-107 home win to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series.

"Yeah, I'm going to be able to play," Leonard said.

"It was frustrating because I wanted to play. But I was happy seeing my team mates out there putting in a good effort and getting the win."


Leonard suffered the injury when he came down on the foot of Houston's James Harden while turning to run up the court. He limped back to the bench during the next stoppage in play and re-entered the game but did not score after a lay-up with 1:59 to play in the third quarter.