September 16

“Mavericks” coach Karlails: The status of Porziņģis is not clear to…

first_imgThe National Basketball Association’s (NBA) elimination tournament in the first-round series of the Western Conference “Mavericks” and the Los Angeles “Clippers” team duel is a 2-2 draw.In the series, which will last until four victories of one team, the fifth game will take place on the night of Thursday (starting at 4.00 Latvian time). The decision on whether Porziņģis will play will be made shortly before the start of the match.“KP [Kristapa Porziņģa] “The status is unclear to us,” said Carlisle. “He has procedures, he meets with doctors,” the coach added.Due to a knee injury, Porziņģis missed the fourth game of the series, but the Mavericks won thanks to Luka Dončič’s great game – 43 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists and a winning three-point throw in extra time.There were fears that Dončičs, who has an injured left ankle, will not play in the fourth match, but before the game warmed up, Porziņģis felt pain in his knee.“I found out about KP in the locker room about 35 minutes before the start of the game,” said Karlails, who did not reveal any details about Porziņģis’ injury.“I can’t reveal anything more, but his participation in the fifth game is not ruled out,” said the Mavericks head coach.Porziņģis released 10 games between December 31 and January 17 due to inflammation of the right knee. Asked if the current injury is related to the same injury at the beginning of the year?“I have no right to provide medical information. As far as I know, the situation is different than in January. And that’s all I can reveal,” Carlisle said.Porziņģis scored an average of 23.7 points in three “play-off” matches, won 8.7 rebounds, blocked 1.0 shots and hit 52.9% long shots (9 out of 17).Meanwhile, Dončič’s participation in the next game is described as “possible”. He is currently the third most successful player in the “play-off” with an average of 31.5 points.last_img

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