Dallas Mavericks will keep scoring against Clippers with or without Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis can make LA Clippers pay

When the big men get matched up on KP, he takes advantage by using his jumper. Porzingis is nine of 17 from 3-point range in the series with only two attempts not being classified as an open shot by NBA Stats.

If the Unicorn gets matched up on a small player, he needs to attack the paint. The Clippers have no answer for him. It is why he is shooting 21 of 40 from the field with 71 points through three games in the series.

The Clippers will likely change up their defense if Luka Doncic is out. If they continue with their game three strategy, the Mavs are going to have plenty of open looks. Seth Curry, Trey Burke, and Delon Wright will get into the paint off the pick and roll. When LA crashes down, the Mavs shooters have space. That should translate to plenty of points on the board.

No matter what the Clippers do, Kristaps Porzingis should have a monster game. LA has no player that can guard him. KP needs to pick his spots and not rush. There will be plenty of buckets to get. Him being efficient and effective will keep the Mavericks in the game.

Dallas has also exploited Lou Williams, Landry Shamet, and Reggie Jackson on the perimeter in the series. Expect that to continue with Tim Hardaway Jr. joining Curry, Burke, and Wright as the driver. Patrick Beverley’s absence (listed as doubtful after missing two straight games) is a massive loss in this area.

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The Dallas Mavericks are going to keep scoring with or without Luka Doncic in the series. Will it be enough to keep them in the game? Tune in on Sunday afternoon to find out.