Porzingis finished Sunday's Game 7 against the Clippers with 16 points (6-12 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes. On the whole, it was a series of ups and downs for Porzingis, who was forced to pick his spots as a scorer with the ball so often in the hands of Luka Doncic. While the double-double was a nice bounceback for the big man, it's a fairly major concern for the Mavs that Porzingis scored in single digits three times during the seven-game series. On the surface, he remains the Mavs' No. 2 option, but Dallas leaned much more on Tim Hardaway Jr. for secondary scoring and playmaking in Round 1.
Porzingis tallied 18 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds and one block in 27 minutes during Sunday's 106-81 loss to the Clippers. After sinking just 30 percent of his shots Friday, Porzingis rebounded to go 7-of-12 from the field. Through his first four games of the playoffs, the 25-year-old is averaging 15.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 three-pointers, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks on 46.8 percent field-goal shooting in that span. The fifth-year forward will look to parlay his efficient shooting effort into Game 5 on Wednesday.
Porzingis finished with nine points (3-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds and a steal across 34 minutes in Friday's loss to the Clippers. Porzingis had a rough day offensively and failed to make any sort of impact on either end of the court -- that was noticeable considering he had scored at least 14 points in each of his previous five contests. Through three games in the series, Porzingis is averaging 14.3 points per game while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from three-point range.
Porzingis amassed 20 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 127-121 victory over the Clippers. Porzingis turned in a balanced and controlled performance as the Mavericks established an improbable 2-0 series lead over the Clippers. While certain aspects of his game are still coming around, he is looking good out there given his recent injury layoff. At this point, the Mavericks simply have to be thrilled that he is out there -- while he is not on an official minutes restriction, you can rest assured the team is going to be getting him as much rest as possible on a nightly basis, without jeopardizing the ultimate outcome.
Porzingis totaled 18 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 FT, 4-5 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes during Sunday's 136-121 loss to the Timberwolves. Porzingis was one of the few Mavericks who did not see a minutes restriction in Sunday's loss. The seven-footer is still trying to get his feet under him after missing 10 of the final 14 games of the season. If healthy, the Mavericks will rely on a heavy dose of Porzingis in their playoff series against the Clippers. In the last two regular-season matchups with the Clippers, Porzingis averaged 16.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in 33.0 minutes.
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