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Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Clippers

Porzingis, who has been dealing with knee issues, was a late scratch from Dallas’ thrilling Game 4 victory on Sunday.

The Dallas Mavericks will once again be without Kristaps Porzingis in their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

On Tuesday, Porzingis was officially listed as out on the team’s injury report ahead of Game 5, which is scheduled to tip off around 9 p.m. ET.

Porzingis missed Game 4 after experiencing pain in his right knee during warmups and was a late scratch from the starting lineup. The Mavs went on to win in overtime on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Luka Doncic to even up the series at two games apiece.

Porzingis underwent an MRI on Sunday and was initially listed as questionable for Game 5. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters Monday that nothing from the MRI led the team to immediately rule Porzingis out of playing Game 5. Carlisle also said the current discomfort Porzingis is experiencing is different from the knee issue that sidelined him for 10 games in late December and early January.

Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee in February 2018 when he was…

Sam Cooper

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