Celtics Hold Breath as Porzingis Prepares for Potential Return in Conference Finals Against Pacers

Possible Return of Celtics’ Center Kristaps Porzingis in Game 4 Against Pacers Following Calf Injury

The Boston Celtics are inching closer to the return of their star player, Kristaps Porzingis, who has been sidelined with a soleus strain in his right calf since Game 4 of their opening-round series against the Miami Heat. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Porzingis could make his return as soon as Monday night against the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Porzingis sustained the injury during Game 4 of the series against the Heat and missed out on the entire series against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to his calf strain. He was expected to miss the first two games of the conference finals against the Pacers as well. However, despite making progress in his on-court recovery, Porzingis’s return is being approached cautiously by the Celtics. If he cannot make it back on Monday night, Game 5 of the series will be held next Wednesday.

Porzingis has played a crucial role for Boston this season, averaging 20.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting a career-high 51.6% from the field. His return could have a significant impact on how Boston fares in its pursuit of its second NBA Finals trip in three years.

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