The Celtics may be without two big men to begin their road trip against the Warriors on Tuesday night.
Boston released its latest injury report ahead of the opener against Golden State on Monday afternoon, listing Kristaps Porzingis as questionable for the game, while Luke Kornet was also ruled out.Porzingis had just returned to the court Sunday after missing Friday’s game with left calf soreness. However, the team listed him with a left calf injury due to his injury, a sign that he may not play both halves of Boston’s back-to-back game that concludes Wednesday night in Sacramento. Porzingis spoke optimistically on Sunday about the injury that caused him to miss four games earlier this month. “It was honestly just a warning,” Porzingis said of his absence Friday. “Don’t play one after the other. But it felt good. I felt good enough to play. I just think the medical staff is taking a more cautious approach, especially in the first few weeks after giving birth. Porzingis played 29 minutes against the Magic on Sunday, posting a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the 114-97 victory. While the seven-foot center is determined to play as much as possible, she plans to leave her preferences to the Celtics coaching staff. “They know my position: I want to play in every game they let me,” Porzingis said. “But obviously they want to be smart about me and my health. Make sure I’m here for the long shot.Kornet remains out with an adductor injury for the third consecutive game. However, he could be cleared to return during Boston’s four-game road trip.The Celtics-Warriors game is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at the Chase Center on Tuesday night.