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The Dallas Mavericks won’t have Kristaps Porzingis in the lineup Saturday night in Charlotte, as he’ll be out for injury management due to the broken nose he suffered this week.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon shared the news, via the NBA’s injury report:

Porzingis played 21 minutes Thursday night as the Mavericks lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Washington Wizards. He scored 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting, adding nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.

His absence Saturday night means the Mavericks will have to get a lot out of their reserves, with Luka Doncic remaining out of the lineup as well due to his sprained ankle.

Jesse Reed
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