Latest Kristaps Porzingis News

Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis available to play for Game 5 of NBA Finals against Mavericks

Jun. 17, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is available to play as the Boston Celtics attempt to close out the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. “We expect to see him tonight,” coach Joe Mazzulla said. Porzingis has missed the previous two...

Porzingis available for Celtics as they try to wrap up sweep of NBA Finals against Mavericks

Jun. 14, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis will be in uniform and available to play in a limited role when the Boston Celtics try to complete a sweep of the NBA Finals in Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks. Porzingis missed the previous game because of a rare tendon injury. He had been...

Celtics offer little on Porzingis after leg injury kept him out of Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Jun. 13, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis didn't do an encore with reporters two days after Boston's big man answered questions in the immediate aftermath of the announcement of his rare lower left leg injury. Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla didn't offer much insight, either, which means...

Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Jun. 13, 2024 01:14 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown shared a long hug after helping Boston avoid the biggest collapse in an NBA Finals game since at least 1997. The reward? The Celtics stars are on the brink of joining the litany of big-name predecessors to put a banner above the parquet...

Celtics' Porzingis out of Game 3 of the NBA Finals because of rare tendon injury in lower left leg

Jun. 13, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis did not play for the Boston Celtics in their Game 3 victory of the NBA Finals over Dallas on Wednesday night because of a rare tendon injury in his lower left leg suffered in the previous game. The Celtics announced about two hours before tipoff...

Celtics' Porzingis has rare tendon issue in lower left leg, is questionable for Game 3 of NBA Finals

Jun. 11, 2024 23:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis hasn't played a game in Dallas since the Mavericks traded him nearly 2 1/2 years ago, and now it is uncertain if he will play there in Game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Boston Celtics. Porzingis has a rare tendon injury in his lower left leg, which...

Celtics traded for Jrue Holiday with NBA Finals in mind, and now they're 2 wins away from title

Jun. 10, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — This moment is exactly why the Boston Celtics went out and got Jrue Holiday. When president of basketball operations Brad Stevens and the rest of the front office sat down after last season to piece together their next steps following Boston’s Eastern Conference...

Celtics' Kristaps Porzingis suddenly a big problem in Finals for a Mavericks team that cast him off

Jun. 07, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Mavericks couldn’t figure out how best to utilize big man Kristaps Porzingis during his three seasons in Dallas. Three years later, the Mavericks now have a big Porzingis problem in the NBA Finals. Dallas coach Jason Kidd said before the start of...

Celtics rout Mavericks 107-89 in Game 1 of NBA Finals behind Brown, returning Porzingis

Jun. 07, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis didn’t want to make predictions about how his body would respond heading into the NBA Finals after he spent more than a month on the sideline with a calf injury. Just fine, it turned out. Jaylen Brown scored 22 points, Porzingis...

NBA Finals Notebook: Porzingis a go, Kyrie and LeBron make nice, Hardaway Jr. throws shade at dad

Jun. 05, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics 7-footer Kristaps Porzingis said he will be ready to “just go out there and hoop” for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night after missing Boston’s last 10 games with a strained left calf. “It was a long road to get to this point for me. But...