With Luka Doncic out, Kristaps Porzingis has re-emerged and showed fans signs of the blend of size and athleticism that earned him the moniker of “The Unicorn.” Doncic has been the story for the Dallas Mavericks this season, but now Porzingis is getting the chance to shine and remind people how dominant he can be.
Against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks, Porzingis dropped 26 points and secured 12 rebounds in a four-point victory. This performance gives Dallas fans hope that Porzingis can keep the Mavs rolling while Doncic recovers.
“He’s capable of carrying the offense once he’s in full rhythm,” Pierce said of Porzingis. “If he gets about five, six, seven more games like this, then I can trust him a little bit more.”