Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis will be evaluated Thursday for a broken nose after he left the game against the Memphis Grizzlies with blood streaming down his face.
He confirmed after the 121-107 loss to Memphis that the nose was broken.
Kristaps Porzingis confirmed after the game that he broke his nose on this play against the Grizzlies tonight. pic.twitter.com/NkwEf92h3i— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 6, 2020
Porzingis caught an elbow from Grizzlies forward Josh Jackson late in the third quarter while going up for a defensive rebound. He came back to finish the game with 32 points and 12 rebounds.
He told media afterward he didn’t have a headache or any symptoms, and he was allowed to return. He said he plans to visit with the doctor Thursday morning and find out further information, including if he’ll need to miss time.
Porzingis speaks about his broken nose. Yes, I’m the guy who joningly asked if he was worried about his good looks. Actually, his nose looks crooked now. pic.twitter.com/3iJQuwPIDJ— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) February 6, 2020
It’s Porzingis’ third consecutive game with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. Porzingis, who missed time with right knee soreness already this season, is averaging 17.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 assists per game.
The Mavericks (31-20) are already without guard Luka Doncic, who injured his ankle in practice last week.
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