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Warriors Notebook: Otto Porter Jr. injury update, Golden State weighs in on WCF matchup

SAN FRANCISCO – Otto Porter Jr. is on track to start the next round of the playoffs after he was sidelined at the end of the Warriors series against the Grizzlies due to a pain in his leg.

Porter was a full participant in Monday’s practice at the Chess Center and was seen shooting after some of his teammates left the court on Monday afternoon.

“He looked good,” said coach Steve Kerr. “Just talked to her, she said she felt good.”

Porter is “likely” for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Mavericks, Kerr said.

Porter missed the last game and a half due to pain in his right leg during the Warriors’ Game 5 blowout defeat on Wednesday night. He was slowly working to recover from the injury, doing some light court activity, including agility drills and shooting, but Monday was his first full practice.

Mike Brown, who served as the Warriors head coach in Kerr’s absence, said recently that he was not sure whether Porter’s leg trouble was the result of a play in particular or a post-season break. was the result.

Porter and his aggressive comeback were key to the Warriors’ success in the first four games of the Western Conference Semifinal series against the Grizzlies. He averaged 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in five matches off the bench in the previous series.

Porter wasn’t able to contribute during Game 6 on Friday night at Chase Center, but the Warriors managed to stop the young Grizzlies from advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in three years. The Warriors will host the Mavericks for Games 1 and 2 of the conference finals starting Wednesday, before the series moves to Dallas.

Porter has suffered multiple injuries throughout his career, but increasing pain in his right leg appears to be a new issue. The last time he injured his right leg was in 2018.

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Kerr was not surprised to see the Mavericks wipe out the Suns by 33 points to advance to the Western Conference Finals on Sunday.

“They are one hell of a team,” Kerr said. “Dallas was really impressive, played a perfect game and they would come here with a lot of confidence, I’m sure for Game 1.

Mavericks star Luka Doncic captured the seven-match series against the Suns, averaging 32.6 points, 9.9 rebounds, seven assists and 2.1 steals per game.

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