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Otto Porter Jr. to miss remainder of Wizards-Raptors series

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Otto Porter Jr. (Getty Images)

UPDATE: Otto Porter Jr. will undergo a procedure on his leg that will keep him out of the remainder of Washington's first round series against the Raptors, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.

This is a tremendous loss for the Wizards. Not only is Porter one of the best 3-point shooters on their team, he drew the assignment of matching up with DeMar DeRozan. Kelly Oubre Jr. is expected to start in his place.

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With their season on the line in tonight's Game 6, the Wizards are gearing up for a must-win situation against the Raptors. Whether or not they will have a fully stocked roster for that game remains in doubt as of now.

Per Candace Buckner of The Washington Post, Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. is dealing with a bone bruise in his left leg and his status for Game 6 is unclear. Porter is averaging 10 points, five rebounds and 1.2 steals per game in 31.6 minutes per game in the 2018 playoffs. His absence from Game 6 tonight could seriously hamper Washington's hopes of forcing a Game 7.

Here's more from Buckner on Porter Jr.'s status:

Porter has played with a bone contusion in his left leg that has been monitored by the Wizards' medical staff, according to a person close to the situation. On Thursday, Wizards Coach Scott Brooks was vague about Porter's status for Game 6, set to be played at 7 p.m. Friday in Capital One Arena. The Wizards trail the Raptors 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

"Anything's possible, but we hope for the best," Brooks said when asked whether it's possible Porter will not play Friday. "I know he's banged up. That's all I know as of right now."

Porter, who averaged 14.7 points on 50.3 percent shooting during the regular season, missed the final game of the year with a right calf strain. Although he has started every game of this playoff round, Porter has not looked like himself. He has not attempted more than 10 shots in a game and has scored in single digits in three of five, never exceeding 12 points.

"He's banged up," Brooks said often Thursday. "I don't know as of yet, but he's banged up, so hopefully we'll find out some good news and see how he feels tomorrow."

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