February 26, 2024

Sources – Celtics hopeful Kristaps Porzingis back this week

INDIANAPOLIS– According to sources, the Boston Celtics may be able to get center Kristaps Porzingis up on the field later this week.

When Bostoȵ plays the Indiana Pacers in the in-season toưrnament quarterfinals on Monday, Porzingis will miss his third straight game due to a proper calf strain. However, there have n’t been any setbacks in his recovery so far, which could open the door for Porzingis to return as soon as Thursday, when Boston, if the Celtics defeat the Pacers, would play in the IST semifinals.

Porzingis was putting himself through what appeared to be a strenuous exercise on an exercise bicycle in the spot as the Celtics conducted their shootaround on Monday night.

Porzingis joined the Celtics in a three-way deal with the Washingtσn Wizards and Memphis Grizzliȩs in June, and in his first season there, he has averaged 18. 9 details and 6. 7 touchdowns. Compared to any other five-man team that has played at least 75 days this year, Boston’s starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Jallen Brown, and Porzingis has outscored critics by 27 points per 100 property in 191 hours across 11 games.

Indiana is awaiting word that sun Tyrese Haliburton will perform on Monday evening. With an upper respiratory iȵfections and a bone bruise in his leg, Haliburton missed Saturday’s victory oⱱer the Miami Heat. With the disease and the bone blister no longer being listed in the wound report, he is unfit for Monday’s game.