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Kawhi Leonard out of Rising Stars game

Updated: February 24, 2012, 10:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is sitting out the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend with a strained right calf.

The NBA made the announcement shortly before the start of Friday's game.

Leonard joins Spurs teammate Tiago Splitter, also taken off the roster after sustaining the same injury. Splitter was replaced by Utah forward Derrick Favors.

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