The head coach of “Mavericks” revealed to the press today that Kristaps Porziņģis has not participated in the last of the team’s trainings, as well as due to a knee injury he has not completed one of the previous trainings. At the time, Riks Kārlails called Porziņģis’ participation in the game very questionable, but it turned out to be even worse – “Mavericks” announced a little later that Porziņģis will no longer be able to participate in this series, because he is considering treatment methods for meniscus rupture.
Porziņģis was injured in the first game of the series and is currently excluded from the rest of the series. Accordingly, the Mavericks do not rule out the possibility that he could play in the playoffs, although Dallas must get there first.
The Latvian basketball player took part in the first three matches of the series, losing 110: 118 in the first game, earning two technical notes and leaving the field prematurely with 14 points and six rebounds. In turn, in the second game of the 127: 114 series, the Mavericks helped Porziņģis help the team by scoring 23 points and collecting seven balls under the baskets. In the third match, the Latvian showed his best performance in the “play-off” – 34 points and 13 rebounds. At that time, the Dalasians had to make concessions with 122: 130.
The Dallas Mavericks issued the following statement today regarding Kristaps Porzingis. pic.twitter.com/YFNGgWf8dH
– Mavs PR (@MavsPR) August 28, 2020
In the fourth game of the series, the second Mavericks leader Luka Dončič, the leader of the Mavericks, experienced a star hour, who with 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists, as well as in the last second of the winning long-range extension sank “Clippers” – 135: 133. However, the fifth game turned out to be very sad for the Dallas, in which Clippers leaders Paul George and Kavai Lenard scored a total of 67 points, allowing the Los Angeles team to make a devastating break with 154: 111.
Interestingly, before the end of all the 1st round series, the 2nd round duel will be started by the Eastern Conference semi-finalists Boston Celtics and the current NBA champion Toronto Raptors.
NBA playoff schedule for Saturday and Sunday. pic.twitter.com/9PhPYn5tIC
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 28, 2020
N/2 of the NBA playoffs. round
|Date||The game||Weather (LV)|
|29.08.||Bucks (3) – Magic (1)||22:30|
|30.08.||Thunder (2) – Rockets (2)||1:30|
|Trail Blazers (1) – Lakers (3)||4:00|
|*Celtics (0) – Raptors (0)||20:00|
|Maverics (2) – Clippers (3)||22:30|
|31.08.||Jazz (3) – Nuggets (2)||3:30|
* – 2nd round duel.