The big man responded to the ejection after the game by taking a shot at the “other guys” on the Clippers.
Porzingis on if the Clippers try to provoke their opponents: “That’s what they do. Not their main guys, but their other guys.”
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) August 18, 2020
Porzingis, 25, participated in his first postseason game on Monday. However, it wasn’t exactly a memorable one for the international standout.
The 7-footer received a technical foul midway through the second quarter for portraying anger after he conducted what he believed was a clean block.
Later in the game, Mavs superstar Luka Doncic got caught in a knot with opposing forward Marcus Morris. Porzingis came to Doncic’s rescue but was hit with a technical in the aftermath.
As a result of the pair of technicals, Porzingis was forced to exit his first playoff contest early. He concluded the game with 14 points and six boards.
The Mavs lost Game 1 to the Clippers by a score of 118-110. Doncic, who also saw his first postseason action in the game, put up a ridiculous 42 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
However, the All-Star will need more of Porzingis’ help in the next battle.
Game 2 of the series between the Clippers and Mavs takes place on Wednesday.