Celtics get good news on Kristaps Porzingis calf injury
The latest Kristaps Porzingis injury news is promising for the Boston Celtics.
According to top insider Adrian Wojnarowski, “there’s optimism” that Porzingis will return to the lineup this week, and “increasing confidence” he’ll be available for the Celtics in Las Vegas for the semifinals of the In-Season Tournament, should they advance.
The C’s do have an in-season tournament quarterfinal game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, which they will have to win on the road without Porzingis’ services. Porzingis has missed the last three games for the Celtics with a calf injury. The Celtics demolished the Pacers 155-104 when they last met on Nov. 1, so frankly, they should have no problem winning without Porzingis.
The oft-injured Porzingis will always cause unease for his given fanbase whenever he gets banged up in any way, shape, or form. But it indeed looks like the Celtics avoided a more serious problem with their starting center.
Porzingis is averaging 18.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Celtics so far this season. A dip in his scoring was to be expected, as he’s become at best the third option. But what’s most encouraging is his improved efficiency. Porzingis is shooting at a 54.7 percent clip from the field through 15 games for Boston, which would be by far a career-high if sustained over a full season.
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