Porzingis (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus and will not play in the remainder of the Round 1 series against the Clippers. Porzingis has been dealing with persistent right knee soreness, and after team doctors were able to get a better look, he's been diagnosed with a torn meniscus. He won't be returning to play against the Clippers, and, without him, the Mavericks' chances of advancing are slim. Even if Dallas pulls a major upset coming out of a 3-2 hole, it's not clear if Porzingis would be available for Round 2 or any future rounds. Surgery is a possibility for the big man, who missed all of last season due to a torn ACL suffered in 2017-18.
Porzingis (knee) did not practice Friday and is doubtful for Sunday's Game 6 against the Clippers, Dorothy J. Gentry of The Athletic reports. Though postponements gave Porzingis more time to heal, it sounds like his right knee soreness is extremely persistent, and we shouldn't expect him to play in a crucial Game 6 with the Mavericks down 3-2. Assuming Porzingis is out, Trey Burke is likely to start again and see extended run.
Porzingis (knee) will be a game-time call for Thursday's Game 6 against the Clippers, but coach Rick Carlisle said Wednesday that he's "not optimistic" about the big man's chances to play, Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com reports. Carlisle went on to note Porzingis has been "working around the clock" to treat his sore knee, and he added that he "desperately wants to play." However, the prospects of that happening appear relatively slim with only one day between games. After a 34-point, 13-rebound effort in Game 3, Porzingis has missed the Mavs' last two contests, including a lopsided, 154-111 loss in Game 5.
Porzingis (knee) is questionable for Thursday's Game 6 against the Clippers. Porzingis has missed Games 4 and 5, and while the Mavericks were able to pull off a miracle victory via a last-second Luka Doncic three-pointer in Game 4, Dallas was dismantled in Game 5, losing 154-111. Ultimately, if the Mavericks want a real chance of upsetting the Clippers, Porzingis will need to be available. If the big man sits again Thursday, Trey Burke should continue seeing a boost in workload and role.
Porzingis (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Clippers, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports. While the Mavs were able to pull out the Game 4 win without Porzingis, this is a massive loss for a team that leans so heavily on Luka Doncic. When healthy, Porzingis has had a strong series, including a 34-point, 13-rebound effort in Game 3. The Mavs haven't said much about his knee injury, but they appear to be evaluating the 7-3 big man on a game-to-game basis.
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