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Dallas Mavericks: 3 takeaways from the loss to the Pacers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

1. Porzingis’ ends hot streak at a bad time

Kristaps Porzingis was on fire during the month of February. That carried over into the beginning of March. Over his last 12 games played, Porzingis averaged 27.1 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.8 3-pointers made, and 2.5 blocks in 32.8 minutes per game. The Unicorn was also shooting 48.9 percent from the field and 40.0 percent on his threes.

The streak ended against the Pacers. KP finished with nine points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 38 minutes. He was three of 17 from the field and missed all five of his 3-point tries. It was a rough shooting night for the 24-year-old star.

Porzingis’ hot streak ended on the wrong night. They need just a few makes from the 7’3 Unicorn to pick up the victory.

Porzingis always makes an impact, though. He still grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots. The Pacers have one of the best front lines. Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner make it tough on any big man to produce massive numbers.

Next. Figuring out the Mavs closing lineup

The Mavs need more from KP to make a serious run, though. He knows it. Expect Porzingis to bounce back against the Spurs on Tuesday evening. He will continue making a significant impact on both ends of the floor.

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