Kristaps Porzingis is key to the Dallas Mavericks making a deep run
The Mavs had the LA Clippers on the ropes in the first round of the 2020 playoffs with Porzingis in the lineup. They were up by five when KP was wrongfully ejected in Game 1. Dallas evened the series as the Unicorn went for 23 points and seven rebounds. He had 34 and 13 in Game 3, but Dallas lost as Luka Doncic struggled with an ankle injury. That ended up being the Unicorn’s final contest of the season.
Fans could be worried that teams will be able to play him off the floor in the playoffs, but what opponents have the options to go small that Boston does? The Jazz, Suns, Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, and Blazers all employ centers that they want to play significant minutes. KP should have no issues in those matchups.
Porzingis needs to stay healthy and hot for the Dallas Mavericks to make a deep playoff run. With their starting lineup healthy, Dallas has won 13 of their 17 games this season. The Mavs are proving they can be a force. The Unicorn’s added shooting efficiency helps take Dallas to another level.
They need to improve their defense, but the best is yet to come from both Kristaps Porzingis and the Mavericks. Stay tuned.