Celtics’ Porzingis Questionable for Wednesday’s Showdown Against 76ers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: Kristaps Porzingis #8 of the Boston Celtics greets fans during warm ups before the game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 25, 2023 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kristaps Porzingis, right knee contusion, finds himself on the injury report for Wednesday’s matchup, raising doubts about his availability when the Boston Celtics clash with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Walls Fargo Center.

The Celtics, boasting a 8-2 record, are facing potential setbacks in the absence of Porzingis, who, in his inaugural season with the team, has been pivotal with averages of 19.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and a notable 56.5% field goal percentage.

This game follows the Celtics’ recent triumph over the New York Knicks with a scoreline of 114-98. During that victory, Porzingis showcased his skills, contributing 21 points, six rebounds, and three assists in just 33 minutes of play.

The trade that brought Porzingis to the Celtics, facilitated by the Washington Wizards during the offseason, has added a dynamic player to their roster.

Looking back at Porzingis’ previous season, he displayed impressive statistics with averages of 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game, shooting at 49.8% from the field and 38.5% from three-point range over 65 games.

However, his current status on the injury report poses uncertainty for the Celtics as they gear up for a challenging schedule, including a subsequent game against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, forming part of the in-season tournament.

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