Kristaps Porzingis Listed As Questionable For Game 5

Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable to play in Game 5 of the Finals on Monday, Jared Weiss of The Athletic tweets.

Porzingis hasn’t played since Game 2 of the Finals. He’s dealing with a torn medial retinaculum and dislocated posterior tibialis tendon in his left leg. The injury is unrelated to the calf strain that kept him out of action for over a month during the postseason.

Porzingis made a sparkling return in Game 1, contributing 20 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes. He made more solid contributions in Game 2, supplying 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes.

After being ruled out for Game 3, he was technically available for Game 4. But with the Celtics leading the series 3-0, coach Joe Mazzulla chose not to use his starting center in what turned out to be a blowout loss.

With the series shifting back to Boston, Porzingis’ status remains up in the air. More clarity could come during the morning shootaround and in Mazzulla’s pregame press conference.

On Sunday, Mazzulla said of Porzingis, “He’s trying and doing everything he can to try to put himself in position to be out there. I know that for sure,” according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.

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