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

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DALLAS — Kristaps Porzingis did not play for the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA Finals because of a rare tendon injury in his lower left leg suffered in the previous game. The Celtics announced about two hours before tipoff Wednesday night that Porzingis was out for the game against the Dallas Mavericks. The 28-year-old Porzingis had missed 10 consecutive playoff games because of a right calf strain before returning for the start of the NBA Finals, and helped the Celtics take a 2-0 series lead against his former team. The 7-foot-2 Latvian center has a tear in tissue that holds tendons in place.


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