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Dallas Mavericks need more from Kristaps Porzingis

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks dropped Game 3 to the LA Clippers 118-108 in front of a rocking American Airlines Center crowd. They had over 17,700 fans in attendance in what was the largest crowd either team had seen since the pandemic halted play in March 2020.

Luka Doncic produced another incredible game on May 28. He finished with 44 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists in 38 minutes of action. The Mavericks outscored the Clippers by three points during his 39 minutes on the floor. Doncic finished 15 of 28 from the field, including hitting seven 3-pointers.

The Clippers’ stars led them to the victory. Kawhi Leonard had 36 points on 13 of 17 shooting. Paul George chipped in 29 on 11 of 18. The Clippers had four starters in double figures, but their stars won them Game 3 and got them back in the series. Dallas got little help from their second star. Here is a look at the performance from Kristaps Porzingis, and where he must improve moving forward.

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KP had just nine points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in Game 3. He shot three of ten from the field as Dallas was outscored by nine points in his 34 minutes of action. Porzingis struggled on both ends of the floor as the Clippers defeated the Mavericks in Dallas.

Here is a closer look at where Kristaps Porzingis struggled in the Dallas Mavericks Game 3 loss and how he can improve going forward.

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