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2 studs and 1 dud in Mavericks win over Clippers in Luka Doncic return

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks stud from win over the Clippers in LA: 2. Kristaps Porzingis

KP was happy to have Luka Doncic back in the lineup on Tuesday night. He played well in the three games without the 22-year-old superstar, but the Mavs are a dangerous team when their star duo is clicking.

Porzingis scored his 20th point early in the fourth quarter to make it seven straight games with at least 20, which is a new career-high for the Unicorn. He did it in a bit different way against the Clippers as KP got to the line ten times, which was his most Aug. 4, 2020 inside the bubble, and he made all ten on Tuesday night.

The Unicorn had six massive points in overtime, including this monster dunk to help the Mavericks pick up their tenth win of the season.

Porzingis finished with 30 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block. He shot nine of 16 from the field as the Mavericks outscored the Clippers by six in KP’s 40 minutes on the floor on Nov. 23.

Kristaps Porzingis is just starting to play his best basketball. He is getting more active in the post and his play on the defensive end has improved tremendously. The Unicorn is key to the Dallas Mavericks' success, and he is looking unstoppable right now.