Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

May 1, 2024 4:18 pm

Kristaps Porzingis (calf) to miss rest of Heat series

Kristaps Porzingis

Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis will miss the rest of the team’s first-round series against the Miami Heat and likely the start of the Eastern Conference semifinals, if Boston is able to move on.

Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla gave the update Wednesday during an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak & Bertrand” radio show.

“I don’t know the specifics of it; they use a lot of fancy words. But I do know it will be re-evaluated next week,” Mazzulla said. “We’ll see how he responds to the treatment and how much better he gets here in the first week. That’s kind of the goal is to rehab it like crazy over the next week and see where we’re at from there.”

Porzingis had already been ruled out for Wednesday night’s Game 5 in Boston. The Celtics lead the Heat 3-1. The Athletic also reported Wednesday that Porzingis is “week to week.”

Provided the Celtics move past the Heat, their next series would begin either Sunday or Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers or Orlando Magic. The Cavs lead that series 3-2.

Porzingis was diagnosed with a right soleus strain, the same injury that the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo sustained near the close of the regular season and has kept him out of the playoffs so far.

In the second quarter of Game 4, Porzingis caught a pass from Jaylen Brown and began to drive before giving it back to Brown and hobbling off the court and into the locker room. It didn’t appear that anybody made contact with Porzingis.

In his first season with the Celtics, Porzingis has been a key piece to the team’s success, averaging 20.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 57 games in the regular season.

He had seven points and three rebounds in 14 minutes on Monday, dropping his playoff averages to 12.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest in the Miami series.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Celtics, Mavericks,
Jun 12, 2024 11:35 pm

Celtics hold off desperate Mavs, go up 3-0 in Finals

DALLAS — Jayson Tatum poured in 31 points and Jaylen Brown supplied 30 as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the Dallas Mavericks for a 106-99 victory…

connecticut Sun, chicago Sky
Jun 12, 2024 10:31 pm

Sun fend off Sky, run record to 11-1

Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points and Brionna Jones netted 18 as the visiting Connecticut Sun held off the pesky Chicago Sky 83-75 on Wednesday night. Thomas also added seven rebounds,…

a'ja wilson
Jun 12, 2024 8:58 pm

Aces look to shake off adversity while visiting Mercury

The two-time defending champion Las Vegas Aces will try to snap their first three-game losing streak since 2019 when they face the host Phoenix Mercury on Thursday night. Las Vegas…

More Basketball News

Celtics, Mavericks,
Jun 12, 2024 11:35 pm

Celtics hold off desperate Mavs, go up 3-0 in Finals

DALLAS — Jayson Tatum poured in 31 points and Jaylen Brown supplied 30 as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the Dallas Mavericks for a 106-99 victory…

connecticut Sun, chicago Sky
Jun 12, 2024 10:31 pm

Sun fend off Sky, run record to 11-1

a'ja wilson
Jun 12, 2024 8:58 pm

Aces look to shake off adversity while visiting Mercury

kristaps porzingis
Jun 12, 2024 7:28 pm

Celtics C Kristaps Porzingis (leg) out for Game 3 of Finals

Jewell Loyd
Jun 12, 2024 4:50 pm

Surging Storm travel to Texas to battle Wings

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds