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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Kristaps Porzingis (foot) available for Celtics in Game 5 Monday night

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis will play Monday in the team's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means

Porzingis was listed questionable for Game 5 of the NBA Finals due to a left posterior tibialis dislocation. Now, he has been deemed available for Monday night's contest. Of course, Porzingis was also available for Game 4, though he never saw the floor.

Our models project 8.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.8 FanDuel points across 15.1 minutes of action.

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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Kristaps Porzingis (foot) listed questionable for Celtics in Game 5 Monday

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis is considered questionable to play Monday in the team's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means

Porzingis returned to the court Friday after a one-game absence due to a left posterior tibialis dislocation. Now, he is listed questionable for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Keep a close eye on his status over the next 24 hours. If Porzingis sits, Xavier Tillman would likely see additional work.

Our models currently project Porzingis for 8.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.5 FanDuel points across 15.1 minutes of action.

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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Mazzulla: Boston's Kristaps Porzingis (foot) available on Friday, 'will only be used in specific instances, if necessary'

According to head coach Joe Mazzulla, Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (foot) is available for Friday's Game 4 Finals contest against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means

Per Mazzulla, while Porzingis will suit up in Dallas he will only be used in specific situations if necessary. Look for Al Horford to handle an increased role despite Porzingis' availability.

Porzingis' current projection includes 14.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.

Source: Tim Bontemps
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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Celtics list Kristaps Porzingis (foot) questionable for Game 4 on Friday

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (foot) is questionable for Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.

What It Means

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, there is a 'real doubt' doubt that Porzingis will play again during the finals, but the door technically remains open after he was listed as questionable for Game 4. Porzingis was also listed as questionable for Game 3 before being downgraded to out. Expect an update closer to the start of Game 4 on Friday.

With Porzingis sidelined in Game 3, Xavier Tillman played his first minutes of the final, recording three points, four rebounds, and two blocks in 11.2 minutes played.

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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Woj: 'real doubt' Kristaps Porzingis (foot) will return for Boston during Finals

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (foot) could miss the remainder of their Finals matchup against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means

Per Wojnarowski, the Boston medical staff also held out Porzingis in Game 3 despite his desire to suit up. With Porzingis' status in serious limbo to return, Al Horford will need to step up and log as many minutes as he can handle at the five position.

Source: Keith Smith
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Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks • #77 PG

Luka Doncic (thoracic) available for Mavericks on Wednesday

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (thoracic) will play in Wednesday's Game 3 Finals contest against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means

Doncic is active at home after he was given a probable designation with a thoracic contusion. In 41.0 expected minutes, our models project Doncic to score 59.6 FanDuel points.

Doncic's current projection includes 32.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 9.3 assists.

Source: NBA.com
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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Kristaps Porzingis (foot) ruled out for Boston's Wednesday Game 3 Finals matchup

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (foot) will not play in Wednesday's Game 3 Finals contest against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means

Porzingis will not suit up in Dallas after he was ruled out with a left posterior tibialis dislocation. Look for Al Horford to log more minutes in Game 3.

In 1484 minutes this season with today's rotation, Horford is averaging 0.93 FanDuel points per minute and a 13.7% usage rate.

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Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks • #77 PG

Luka Doncic (thoracic) probable for Mavericks on Wednesday

Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic (thoracic) is probable for Wednesday's Game 3 Finals contest versus the Boston Celtics.

What It Means

Despite dealing with a thoracic contusion, Doncic is expected to suit up at home while the Mavericks attempt to win their first game this series. In 41.0 expected minutes, our models project Doncic to score 59.0 FanDuel points.

Doncic's current projection includes 31.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 9.3 assists.

Source: NBA.com
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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Celtics list Kristaps Porzingis (leg) as questionable for Wednesday's Game 3 Finals matchup

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (leg) is questionable for Wednesday's Game 3 Finals contest against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means

Porzingis is officially questionable after suffering a left posterior tibialis dislocation during the third quarter of Game 2's win. Expect Al Horford to see more minutes if Porzingis is inactive in Dallas.

In 1484 minutes if Porzingis is unable to go, Horford is averaging 0.93 FanDuel points per minute and a 13.7% usage rate.

Source: NBA.com
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Kristaps Porzingis
Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis

Boston Celtics • #8 C

Boston's Kristaps Porzingis considered day-to-day after suffering a torn medial retinaculum

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (leg) is day-to-day after he suffered suffered a torn medial retinaculum allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon in the third quarter of Sunday's Game 2 Finals win over the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means

Porzingis' status is currently in limbo after dealing with a new left leg injury. Look for Al Horford to see an increased role if Porzingis is unable to go.

Porzingis' current Game 3 projection includes 18.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.

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