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Kristaps Porzingis injures ankle in loss to Cavs: X-rays negative

Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks were dominated by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 29. Superstar Luka Doncic had a 25-point triple-double and made some history as Kristaps Porzingis chipped in four blocks, but not much else went right for Dallas on Monday night.

They shot just 43.8 percent from the field, including 12 of 39 on their 3-point attempts. Those numbers were inflated by makes after the game was already decided too. The Mavs struggled to hit shots and played lackluster defense in their loss to the Cavs at the American Airlines Center on Nov. 29.

To make matters worse, the Unicorn suffered an ankle injury right at the end of the third quarter after he stepped on teammate Maxi Kleber’s foot. He was listed as questionable to return before being ruled out completely. Coach Jason Kidd offered an update on Porzingis in his postgame presser, and here is a look at the latest.

Kristaps Porzingis injures ankle in Mavericks loss to Cavaliers: X-rays negative

KP had X-rays on his ankle on Monday night, which came back negative, according to head coach Jason Kidd. The team is taking it day-to-day, but fans should be monitoring his status closely heading into Wednesday’s game in New Orleans.

The injury comes at an awful time for the Unicorn. He missed five games earlier this season with a back injury, but he was on fire since returning. Porzingis was punishing smaller defenders in the post and thriving on both ends of the floor. Over the last ten games before facing the Cavaliers, KP averaged 22.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game on stellar shooting efficiency.

Fans should stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest updates on Kristaps Porzingis’ ankle injury, and everything fans crave about the team, including rumors, news, and analysis all season long.

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