By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
For the 15th time in his NBA career and the first since December 2017, Kristaps Porzingis poured 30 points or more, but the Dallas Mavericks dropped the tight game with the Portland Trail Blazers, 121-119. The Latvian big had 32 points, nine boards, five assists and a couple of rejections in Sunday’s game played at the American Airlines Center.
Luka Doncic finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and three steals, and Maxi Kleber added 14 more points. Fellow European Boban Marjanovic did not play. On the winning side, Mario Hezonja posted 4 points and eight rebounds, but injured Pau Gasol and Jusuf Nurkic remained out alongside two-way player Jaylen Hoard.
Jonas Valanciunas put up a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double aiding the Memphis Grizzlies in the 134-133 overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets at the FedExForum. Marko Guduric tallied five points and five assists from the bench. The losing side featured Rodions Kurucs with three points, but Dzanan Musa did not leave the bench and two-way player Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was inactive.
In other 2019-20 NBA regular season action, the Minnesota Timberwolves improved to 3-0 with the 116-109 win over the Miami Heat at the Target Center. The only European of the match, Goran Dragic, ended up with 13 points, five rebounds and four dimes in losing effort.
Kostas Antetokounmpo took down one rebound in two minutes of work for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 120-101 victory versus the Charlotte Hornets at the Staples Center. Willy Hernangomez registered one assist for the visitors and Nicolas Batum remained sidelined.