Kristaps Porzingis Takes Shot at Clippers Players in Response to Game 1 Ejection

Justin Benjamin
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis was ejected from Game 1 of his team’s playoffs matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

The big man responded to the ejection after the game by taking a shot at the “other guys” on the Clippers.

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.

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