NBA Finals Injury Update: Luka Doncic & Kristaps Porzingis

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The latest injury updates on the Mavericks and Celtics stars ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Dallas on Wednesday.


Luka Doncic was listed as questionable in Game 2 due to a thoracic contusion, a right knee sprain, and left ankle soreness – all of which he played through.

Luka had a pain-killing injection before the game to “numb the area of his thoracic contusion”, ESPN‘s Tim MacMahon revealed.

He has been listed as probable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals and didn’t go into details about his medical treatments, but assured the media he’s okay.

“First, I feel good. I don’t want to get into any more details, but I feel good,” Doncic said.

McMahon says it’s expected that Doncic will get get another injection before Wednesday’s Game 3.


Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis has suffered a “rare injury” to his left leg and is officially listed as questionable for Game 3 of the Finals.

Boston announced Tuesday that Porzingis has a torn medial retinaculum allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon in his left leg.

“It’s kind of a random situation,” Porzingis said. “I felt something, and now I have to deal with it.

“As we said, yeah, it’s going to be day-to-day, and I’ll see how I am tomorrow, and obviously I’m going to do everything I can to be out there tomorrow, and we’ll see.”

Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said any decision on whether Porzingis will play will be determined by the team’s medical staff.

“Yeah, I mean, listen, he’s doing anything and everything he can to be ready for the game tomorrow,” Mazzulla said. “It’s a serious injury. At the end of the day, our team and the medical team is not going to put him in any bad situations.

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“We’ve taken the decision to play out of his hands. … He’s going to do everything he can to play. We’re going to leave it up to our medical team. That’s really it.”

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