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Kristaps Porzingis leaves Game 4 wearing a walking boot

Published April 30, 2024 at 10:39

The Boston Celtics secured a commanding 102-88 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 4 on Monday, establishing a 3-1 series lead. However, their triumph was marred by the potential loss of Kristaps Porzingis due to injury.

Porzingis exited the game late in the second quarter with right calf tightness, announced by the Celtics. Prior to this, he had appeared to roll his opposite ankle on a few possessions and was visibly limping before the calf injury occurred. Despite the concerning development, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski provided some reassurance, reporting that Porzingis would undergo imaging on Tuesday, with early signs indicating no Achilles injury.

The immediate concern shifts to Porzingis' long-term postseason outlook, particularly given the pivotal role he plays for the Celtics. Although Boston seems poised to advance past the Miami series, the focus now turns to ensuring Porzingis' health for future matchups. Considering the potential severity of the injury, it seems unlikely that Porzingis will feature in Game 5, and his availability for subsequent games remains uncertain.

As Boston strategizes for the playoffs, safeguarding Porzingis' well-being emerges as a top priority. With the possibility of facing teams like Cleveland or Orlando in the next round, the Celtics may opt to rest Porzingis to preserve his condition for critical matchups ahead. As the postseason progresses, Porzingis' presence looms large, especially in anticipated clashes like the conference finals against potential opponents such as the Knicks. Amidst the uncertainty, the Celtics will undoubtedly prioritize Porzingis' long-term health while hoping for positive news amidst the postseason's injury woes.

Source RealGM : Kristaps Porzingis Leaves Game 4 With Calf Tightness, Celtics Optimisic Achilles Wasn't Injured
Source CBS Sports : Kristaps Porzingis injury: Celtics big man (calf tightness) to undergo imaging Tuesday
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Kristaps Porzingis leaves Game 4 wearing a walking boot

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