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Porzingis undergoes knee surgery

Kristaps Porzingis underwent surgery to address a lateral meniscus injury in his right knee, the Mavericks announced on Friday.

It has been 7½ weeks since Porzingis suffered the injury in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Porzingis played only 19 minutes in that opening game, but tried to play through the injury and actually had 23 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes in their Game 2 victory. And in Game 3, he had 34 points and 13 rebounds in 38 minutes.

But before Game 4, when Porzingis felt the knee worsening, the decision was made to sit him.