The Toronto Raptors will be without the services of All-Star Kawhi Leonard when they visit the Detroit Pistons on Sunday evening.

After a combined 60 minutes in wins against the Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers, Leonard will rest for what the team is again calling load management.

This will be the 18th game of the season in which Leonard is not a participant with most of his games off coming in back-to-backs.

In 46 games this season, Leonard is averaging 27.0 points on .494 shooting, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 34.5 minutes a night.

The Pistons currently hold the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference and Dwane Casey's team would be the Raptors' first-round opposition if the playoffs were to start today.

The two teams have met once already this season with the Pistons coming out as 106-104 victors at Scotiabank Arena in November.