The “Mavericks” will start the match with the Phoenix “Dog” on Thursday in Orlando at 11 pm Latvian time. If the Dallas team has already secured seventh place in the Western Conference and knows their opponent in the “play-off”, then the “Dog” this match is important in the fight for a place in the playoffs or at least in the “play-in” matches.
According to Townsend, Porziņģis’ participation in the game is under question because he has broken the heel of his left foot. Seth Curry, Max Maxler and Dorian Finn-Smith also have minor injuries.
Porziņģis went to the NBA “bubble” field in six games, in which he scored on average 30.5 points, won 9.5 rebounds and blocked 1.5 throws. He is the sixth most successful player in sowing tournament matches.
The Mavericks ranked seventh in the Western Conference with 43 wins in 74 games.