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Mavericks: 5 things that must happen for a Game 7 win over Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks need more from Kristaps Porzingis to win Game 7 over LA

Porzingis had just seven points in Game 6 on seven field-goal attempts. The Unicorn played 31 minutes but was a virtual non-factor. The Clippers are putting a wing on him and making life difficult. The 7’3 big man appears to have bought into being a floor spacer and decoy in this series.

The Mavericks need production from KP if they are going to pull the upset. LA is going to throw multiple defenders at Luka Doncic. Coach Rick Carlisle must find a way to get Porzingis open. If the Unicorn can net 20-plus in Game 7, Dallas will win.

The Mavs also need Porzingis contributing on the defensive end of the floor. It is a difficult matchup because the Clippers are playing small and forcing him to guard on the perimeter. Dallas needs the Unicorn flying around the floor and aggressively closing out making his sheer size a deterrent on those long-range shots.

The Dallas Mavericks need a big game from Kristaps Porzingis. He had one in Game 2 but has been quiet ever since. Will the Unicorn breakout and help lift the Mavs in Game 7? Stay tuned.

Next: No. 2

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