On Monday night in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs continued to contend for the top spot in the Western Conference, while also knocking the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference NBA playoff standings. San Antonio received another solid game from Kawhi Leonard, with help from LaMarcus Aldridge. In addition to all of that, "The King" LeBron James may have fans worried as he left the game in the third quarter. Here's a look at the game recap as well as the latest with the Spurs, Cavs, and the LeBron injury situation.

Leonard leads Spurs, LeBron leaves

Kawhi Leonard was once again the team's leader. In Monday night's game, the MVP candidate finished with 25 points to lead all Spurs. Leonard also had six assists and six rebounds in the win, while teammate LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 14 points, seven boards, and four assists. Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobli came off the bench to score 14 points and 12 points, respectively. The Spurs shot 47.7 percent for the game and won the rebounding battle 52-40 over the Cavs.

The big story for Cleveland was that their MVP candidate, LeBron James, had to make an early exit. The incident came in the third quarter when LeBron took an elbow to the back. He received some medical attention on the bench for a bit, but ultimately headed back to the locker room and never returned after that. It certainly has Cavs fans a bit nervous as James is known for his longevity and is usually able to stay in games.

James led all Cavs with just 17 points, as Kyrie Irving was limited to eight and Kevin Love to just nine points. Tristan Thompson was the team's next-highest scorer with just 11 points. The Cavs as a team shot a dismal 37.3 percent from the floor including a cold 15.4 percent from three-point range.

NBA standings & what's next

With the win, the San Antonio Spurs are now 57-16 overall. They still trail the Golden State Warriors by two games for the lead in the West standings but will play them again in a pivotal game in just a few days.

That matchup is slated for 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday night in San Antonio with ESPN showing the game.

As for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the loss dropped them to 47-26. The Boston Celtics (48-26) took over as the new No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference after months of watching the Cavs sit atop the standings. Cleveland will play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on TNT.

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