Kristaps Porzingis ruled out for Game 5

Kristaps Porzingis
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Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis has been downgraded to out for tonight’s Game 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Porzingis also missed Game 4 where Luka Doncic recorded a 43-point, 17-rebound, 13-assist triple-double and hit a game-winner at the buzzer in overtime.

Porzingis’ sore right knee is not his surgically repaired knee and his recent MRI revealed no structural damage.

Maxi Kleber will continue to start in the middle and Boban Marjanovic will also be more involved.

Forward Dorian Finney-Smith is also listed as questionable for Game 5 with a left hip strain and right hip soreness.

Guards Seth Curry and Trey Burke will be relied on for more scoring alongside Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr.