Wizards’ Otto Porter could miss Game 6 vs. Raptors with leg injury
Forcing a Game 7 was already going to be a difficult task for the Washington Wizards, but it sounds like the task could get a bit harder.
Otto Porter dealing with right lower leg strain that began late in the regular season. Scott Brooks expressed enough uncertainty about the injury to the point he would not say if Porter would definitely play in Game 6. Assume he goes, but hurting.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) April 26, 2018
For Porter, it’s been pretty obvious that something has been bothering him for most of the series. He has only averaged 10 points per game this series compared to the 14.7 during the regular season he averaged. He has been a key piece from deep this season and with the Wizards having their back against the wall, he is player they really probably need.
In Game 5 Porter really struggled on the defensive side of the court as the Raptors went on to win and take a 3-2 lead. Now that the news about the injury comes out it makes a little more sense why he looked so sluggish playing defense.
If Porter Jr isn’t able to go that would probably mean Kelly Oubre Jr would pick up most of the playing time. On the season he is averaging 11.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He is a physical player that isn’t afraid to be aggressive on the court.