Kristaps Porzingis leads Dallas Mavericks to victory over Clippers in sim

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis scored 31 points to help his team top the Clippers in game three of the second round in the Strat-O-Matic simulation.

The Dallas Mavericks are not able to prove how dangerous of a playoff team they are in real life at the moment. The season is suspended because of the novel coronavirus with no guarantee that the postseason happens in 2020.

They are showing their worth in the Strat-O-Matic simulation, though. The Mavs upset the Denver Nuggets in the first round. Now, they are facing off against the LA Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals.

The Clippers won the first two games in Los Angeles. The series shifted back to Dallas for game three on Sunday. Let us take a look at the results.

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Mavs win back-and-forth shootout

The Dallas Mavericks fell behind by double digits in the first half but kept plugging away. They grabbed a 14-point lead at one point but saw it vanish too. The Mavericks picked up the 124-120 win in a back and forth affair on Sunday.

Kristaps Porzingis was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points. He also chipped in six rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes of action.

Luka Doncic struggled in game three. He finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, but hit just four of his 17 field goal attempts.

Delon Wright earned the “Star of the Game” by producing 17 points, six rebounds, and two steals in 18 minutes off the bench.

Game four of the simulation takes place on Tuesday. The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to knot the series on their home floor. Falling down three games to one with game five in Los Angeles would be a massive blow. Tuesday’s contest will be a pivotal game in the series. Stay tuned to see how it shakes out.

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