-- Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia will not play in Monday night's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, the team announced.
Pachulia missed Game 3 after suffering a right heel contusion in Game 2 when he landed awkwardly on a dunk.
Warriors coach Mike Brown said Pachulia's absence was not determined by the ire Spurs fans have for the 6-foot-11 center.
Pachulia and his family have received death threats from fans who blame him for Leonard's absence after his controversial close-out that San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich called "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike."
Pachulia has been averaging 6.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game during the Warriors' 11-game postseason winning streak.
The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 3-0.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.?