Warriors' Porter Jr. out for G4 (foot soreness)

by Gordon Dixon - Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. has been ruled out of Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night due to soreness in his left foot.

Warriors' Porter Jr. out for G4 (foot soreness)

Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. out for Game 4 with left foot soreness 1:42 PM ET Ohm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer Close Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »   Ohm's chat archive » DALLAS -- The Golden State Warriors will try to eliminate the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night without veteran forward Otto Porter Jr . The Warriors ruled out one of their valued subs due to left foot soreness at the morning shootaround before Game 4. Golden State leads the Western Conference finals, 3-0. "He's still sore," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said "We got to make the wise decision here. This gives him a couple of days to prepare for a possible Game 5 and we just don't want to take a chance of harming his future availability." Editor's Picks Betting tips for Western Conference finals: Warriors-Mavericks Game 4 3h ESPN Fantasy and Betting Analysts 1 Related If Dallas can stay alive by winning Game 4 on Tuesday, there will be a Game 5 in San Francisco on Thursday. If the Warriors, though, can sweep the Mavericks, they and Porter will have over a week off to get before the NBA Finals is scheduled to start on June 2. Porter left Game 3 midway through the second quarter and was later ruled out due to left foot soreness. X-rays were negative. The team listed him as questionable on Monday night's injury report. Porter is averaging 5.5 points and 4.1 rebounds this postseason.