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Kristaps Porzingis may miss some time; he could return for the ECF

Published May 2, 2024 at 10:44

The Boston Celtics are missing Kristaps Porzingis for Game 5 against the Miami Heat, aiming to seal the series. Reports suggest he could be out for weeks due to calf tightness.

While it's a relief it's not an Achilles injury, his absence could extend beyond this series. If Celtics advance, Porzingis might miss the second-round clash too. His injury occurred in the second quarter of Game 4, impacting the team's dynamics.

Despite the setback, Celtics secured a convincing win, advancing to the next round. The upcoming series against either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Orlando Magic poses a challenge.

If it's the Cavs, their current lead suggests a competitive matchup. With potential dates for the next round looming, Celtics hope for Porzingis's swift recovery, aiming to have him back for the Eastern Conference Finals. Meanwhile, Al Horford steps up in his absence, supported by Luke Kornet and Xavier Tillman.

Source CBS Sports: Kristaps Porzingis injury update: Celtics big man likely will miss second-round playoff series, per report
Source CBS News: Celtics provide loose timeline for Kristaps Porzingis' rehab and potential return
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