Kristaps Porzingis officially ruled out for Game 3

Boston Celtics big man Kristaps Porzingis will not take the floor in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The Celtics ruled the big man out ahead of Wednesday night's game.

Porzingis suffered a rare tendon injury in his lower left leg during the Celtics Game 2 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

The Latvian center has a tear in the tissue that holds his tendons in place.

The injury is unrelated to the right calf strain that kept him out of 10 consecutive playoff games.


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Boston missing Porzingis means more of veteran Al Horford and a chance to see more Liberty Christian alumni Luke Kornet.

Porzingis has not played a game in Dallas since the Mavericks traded him to the Wizards in 2022.