- The Washington Times - Friday, April 13, 2018

Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter was limited during practice Friday and is questionable ahead of Saturday’s Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors.

Porter suffered a mild right calf strain Tuesday against the Boston Celtics and missed Wednesday’s outing against the Orlando Magic. His absence would be a costly blow to the Wizards, if he’s not able to play.

And Porter isn’t the only banged-up Wizard. Forward Mike Scott is in the concussion protocol and also listed as questionable.

Both players were seen putting up shots after practice.

Washington will also be without guard Jodie Meeks, who was suspended Friday for 25 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug and substance policy, ESPN reported. Meeks is planning to appeal, but will be forced to miss the playoffs. 

“It’s always the next man up,” said Wizards point guard John Wall. “It’s always different when you’re losing two or three of your guys. … Those guys have been great for us all year, but the next guy has to step up and play basketball.”

 


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