The Dallas Mavericks were shorthanded against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 19. Superstar Luka Doncic was out with an ankle injury, and Reggie Bullock and Josh Green entered the health and safety protocols in recent days. Willie Cauley-Stein and Eugene Omoruyi were also out, and things went from bad to worse during the contest.
Kristaps Porzingis struggled to find his shot on Sunday night before injuring his foot in the third quarter. KP was ruled out for the remainder of the game with what the team called “right foot soreness”.
The Mavs need the 7’3 big man, especially when Luka Doncic is out of the lineup. Here is a closer look at KP’s performance on Dec. 19 against the Timberwolves and the latest on his injury.
Kristaps Porzingis injures foot vs. Timberwolves: Does not return
Porzingis played 23 minutes on Sunday night as he produced 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block. The Unicorn was just two of nine from the field, but he went nine of nine from the foul line. The Mavericks outscored the Timberwolves by ten during his time on the floor.
There was no moment where the Unicorn appeared to suffer the injury. He exited the game with 4:59 left in the third quarter for what appeared to be a rest and never returned. KP has a lengthy history of knee injuries, but the foot has not been a problem. No word yet on how much time Porzingis will miss, but fans will be watching closely for updates in the days ahead.
The Dallas Mavericks are back in action on Tuesday night as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves, and they have three games this week, which is highlighted by their Christmas Day matchup against the Jazz in Utah. Stay tuned for updates on the injury to Kristaps Porzingis and all the latest on the team.