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The Boston Celtics have provided an update on Kristaps Porzingis’ injury ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

According to Marc Stein’s tweet, Porzingis suffered a torn medial retinaculum, allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon in his left leg during Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

The Celtics stated that Porzingis’ availability for upcoming games will be determined day-to-day, with his official status for Thursday night’s Game 3 in Dallas now to be determined.

Porzingis sustained the injury at 3:27 of the third quarter of Game 2, and the Celtics have clarified that it is unrelated to his prior right calf injury.

Despite the setback, Porzingis has been a key contributor for the Celtics in the Finals, averaging 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in 22 minutes per game.

The Celtics’ announcement comes as a blow to their Finals campaign, as they face the challenge of potentially playing without one of their key players.

Porzingis’ absence could significantly impact the dynamics of the series, affecting both teams’ strategies and rotations.

As the Celtics prepare for Game 3, they will closely monitor Porzingis’ recovery and make decisions based on his day-to-day progress.

The Mavericks, on the other hand, may look to capitalize on Porzingis’ potential absence to gain an advantage in the series.