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Luka Doncic, Mavs get critical update on Kristaps Porzingis’ injury

Mavs, Kristaps Porzingis

Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis left Monday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with an ankle injury and didn’t return, raising fears of another significant issue.

Fortunately, Mavs head coach Jason Kidd confirmed that X-rays on Porzingis’ right ankle were negative. With that, they’ll observe his condition overnight and see how he feels and responds on Tuesday, per Brad Townsend of Dallas Morning News.

Kristaps Porzingis played for just 27 minutes before exiting the contest. He put up nine points, five rebounds, one assist and four blocks, increasing hopes he could be in for another big night before his untimely injury. The Mavs lost to the Cavs, 114-96.

It is certainly good news for the Mavs that Porzingis’ ankle didn’t show any severe damage. After all, the ability to stay healthy has bee the biggest knock on KP since his arrival in Dallas.

Prior to Monday’s showdown, Porzingis has been on a tear offensively. In the past 10 games, he’s averaging 22.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.3 blocks–becoming that second star the Mavs have envisioned him to be alongside Luka Doncic.

Hopefully, though, the 26-year-old will not miss time with the injury. To recall, Doncic recently suffered an ankle injury as well and missed three straight games. For what it’s worth, the Mavs won’t be playing until Wednesday, so KP still has over a day to rest and let his injury heal.