Porziņģis did not participate in the fourth and fifth games of the quarterfinals of the NBA Western Conference, because he was removed from the game application due to injury.
Liepājnieks did not go on the field in both games, because he felt pain in his right knee before. It was also reported that Porziņģis had a heel bruise.
The Mavericks announced on Friday that Porziņģis was being treated for a meniscus rupture of the lateral knee of his right leg.
“Porziņģis was injured in the first game of the elimination tournament. He is not allowed to participate in the remaining games of the first round of the elimination tournament,” the team said in a statement.
Last year, Porziņģis broke the cross ligaments on his left leg, but this season he missed ten games because there was pain in the other knee.
In a series of up to four victories with a 3-2 lead are the Los Angeles Clippers. The next duel between the two teams is scheduled for Sunday at 22.30 Latvian time. The match was due to take place on Friday, but in protest of racial inequality and police violence, the games of the last three days have been postponed.
If the Mavericks beat the first round, the second could start in the second half of next week.
NBA teams played eight matches before the playoffs to determine the final place distribution before the playoffs began. The Mavericks finished seventh in the Western Conference, while the Clippers finished second.