Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis drops 39 while mic’d up vs. Rockets
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis scores 39 while mic’d up in loss to Rockets
The Dallas Mavericks played their first game that counted of the restart on July 31 against the Houston Rockets. It was a massive game between two teams hoping to make deep playoff runs in Orlando. The contest did not disappoint.
Dallas and Houston combined for 302 points in the game. It was a wild night of scoring. You could be convinced that neither team missed a shot in the first three quarters. The Mavericks had 119 points on the board with 12 minutes remaining in the game. They had another fourth-quarter collapse to lose 153-149 in overtime to the Rockets.
Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavs in scoring with 39 points in 39 minutes on Friday. He was also wearing a microphone during the game. Let us take a look at his best moments against the Rockets here.
Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis nets 39 while mic’d up against the Rockets
KP got started early on July 31. He had the first basket of the contest just 21 seconds in. Houston had no answer for the Unicorn all night. He repeatedly made shots like this one with a small defender on him.
Porzingis finished with 39 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in 39 minutes of action of the Rockets. He was 13 of 26 from the field and made 10 of his 11 free throw tries.
It was a night full of highlights for KP too. See all of his top plays here.
Porzingis was also wearing a microphone during the Mavericks’ first seeding game. Fans can hear some of his best moments.
It was a fantastic start for KP. James Harden is the only player that scored more than him during the season’s restart so far. Porzingis made three clutch baskets for the Mavericks on Friday, but he missed four. Dallas improving late in games should be the top priority moving forward.
Fans should expect the Unicorn to be unstoppable in Orlando. Fans can read more about it here. That game against the Rockets is just the beginning, so stay tuned.