Warriors' Otto Porter Jr. out of Game 3 vs. Mavericks with foot injury

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Otto Porter Jr. is out with another foot injury.

Porter left Golden State's 109-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals early on Sunday night after tweaking his left foot.

Porter landed awkwardly on his left foot in the second quarter at the American Airlines Center and immediately winced in pain. He then walked off the floor and limped very slowly back to the locker room.

The Warriors then announced just after halftime that Porter would not return with what they called left foot soreness. He finished with two points and one rebound in seven minutes off the bench.

Porter injured his right foot in the Warriors’ last series with the Memphis Grizzlies, though he returned for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. He said earlier this week, though, that he isn’t “really worried about it” and was totally fine.

It’s unclear how severe Porter’s foot injury is, or how long he’ll be sidelined. He had 11 points and seven rebounds in Game 2 on Friday, and put up 10 points in Golden State’s Game 1 win.

The 28-year-old averaged 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season, his ninth in the NBA and first with the Warriors.

The Warriors led the entire second half en route to the nine-point win, which gave them a 3-0 series lead. Stephen Curry dropped 31 points, and Andrew Wiggins added 27 points — including a wild poster dunk over Luka Doncic.

Game 4 of the series is set for Tuesday night in Dallas. A win for Golden State will send them to the Finals for the first time since 2019, where they'd take on either the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics.

Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr.
Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. limped very slowly back to the locker room in the second quarter on Sunday night. (AP/Jed Jacobsohn)