Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis will not be able to complete the first round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs, reports the Dallas “Mavericks”. Currently, up to four victories in the series, the Dallas Mavericks are in the top 2-3 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The porcupine, who missed the last two Mavericks games due to knee pain, suffered a meniscus injury. Injured right knee of Liepaja.
The Latvian was injured in the first playoff game.
The club reports that Porziņģis will not be able to play in the remaining games against the Clippers. However, it is not clear whether the Latvian would be able to continue the season if the Dallas club managed to overcome the first round.
It has already been reported that due to protests, NBA games were postponed. The next match between the Mavericks and the Clippers is scheduled for Sunday. So far, the Los Angeles club has won all odd games, while the Mavericks have won in the second and fourth matches.
Porziņģis is the only Latvian who continues to fight for the NBA champions’ rings. It has already been reported that Dāvis Bertāns and Anžeja Pasčņiks did not qualify for the Washington “Wizards” elimination tournament, while Rodion Kurucs Brooklyn’s “Nets” conceded to the current champions Toronto “Raptors” with 4-0 in the first round.
Porziņģis has also experienced knee pain and injuries before. Liepāja has missed the games several times due to knee pain, but in the introduction of 2018 he suffered a cross-ligament injury, which prevented him from playing the whole previous season. The court at that time was injured in the left knee.
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