The Dallas Mavericks dominated the Utah Jazz for their fifth straight win on Monday night. If beating the team with the best record in the league was not enough, they did so without star center Kristaps Porzingis. He was ruled out before tipoff with a wrist injury. It was the second straight game KP sat out, and coach Rick Carlisle was unsure of the severity of the injury.
Carlisle offered an update on April 6. He reported that KP was “doing better today”, and he expects the Unicorn will be ready to return on Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. It was positive news for the Mavericks and their fans.
The Mavs are facing a back-to-back, though. Should the Mavs rest Porzingis against the Rockets, so he is ready to take on the Bucks? Will KP be able to play both ends of the back-to-back after missing a few games? Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis expected to return vs. Rockets
The Rockets have lost five straight and seven of their last eight games. They are in a tailspin, but always bring it against the division rival Mavericks. Dallas will be massive favorites in Houston, but face the Bucks at home on Thursday night. Milwaukee has won three straight and remain one of the most difficult matchups in the league.
Assuming Porzingis continues to play one-half of the back-to-back set, should the Mavericks rest him against the Rockets? The Unicorn is listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report because of his wrist injury. Dallas needs every win if they want to climb out of seventh in the Western Conference. Stay tuned to see what the organization decides.
The Dallas Mavericks are playing their best basketball of the season. Fans will not want a miss a second of the action in the stretch run. Expect Kristaps Porzingis to continue improving as the Mavs keep climbing. Stay tuned.