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Wizards lose forward Otto Porter Jr. to left leg injury

Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan drives against Washington Wizards Otto Porter Jr. during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round play...

Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan drives against Washington Wizards Otto Porter Jr. during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round play...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards say forward Otto Porter Jr. will miss Game 6 of the team's playoff series against the Toronto Raptors because of an injured left leg.

The Wizards announced a few hours before the scheduled start of the game that Porter is sidelined indefinitely after having a medical procedure earlier Friday to prevent permanent damage to muscles in the leg because of compartment syndrome.

The No. 1 seed Raptors lead the Eastern Conference first-round series 3-2 and can end it by winning Friday.

Porter has averaged only 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists while making just five 3-pointers during the playoffs. He was Washington's third-leading scorer during the regular season, behind John Wall and Bradley Beal, averaging 14.6 points, along with 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

He was third in the NBA in 3-point field-goal percentage at 44.1.

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Updated : 2021-05-09 14:24 GMT+08:00