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Report: Kristaps Porzingis to miss 6th straight game with sore knee

Mavericks star reportedly received a PRP injection to help treat the injury

From NBA media reports

Jan 9, 2020 2:05 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis will continue to be sidelined with a sore right knee, according to a report from Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

The 7-foot-3 sharpshooter has been out since New Years Eve with this knee issue, which will force him to miss the Mavericks' matchup with the Lakers on Friday (9:45 ET, ESPN). According to MacMahon, Porzingis' recovery has been delayed in part due to an illness. 

In addition, Porzingis reportedly received a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection to help treat the injury. This type of treatment is common within the Mavericks organization, MacMahon writes.

Porzingis has been solid in his first full-season with the Mavericks. He's averaging 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks over 31 games. The 24-year-old missed over a season of action from 2018-19 due to a torn ACL in his left knee.

The Mavericks (23-14) are currently in sixth place in the Western Conference standings. They are 2-3 so far during this stretch without Porzingis. 

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