first_imgLatvian basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis scored 14 points in the first match of the NBA elimination tournament on Monday and was expelled from the hall while his Dallas Mavericks suffered a loss.The Mavericks conceded in the first game of the Orlando tournament with a score of 110: 118 (38:34, 31:32, 13:21, 28:31) in the Los Angeles CIippers and took the 0-1 lead to four wins in the Western Conference quarter-finals.In the middle of the first quarter, Porziņģis blocked Paul George, but the judges recorded a foul. Latvian basketball showed dissatisfaction and was given a technical note.In the third minute of the second half, Luka Dončičs clashed with Markus Morris, Porziņģis threw to defend a team member and pushed the opponent. The referees assessed this action with a second technical note, which meant that Porziņģis had ended the game.“It was a slow start and we drove quickly, but we played. We better work with the ball and fight under the baskets. The case with Kristaps was a failure and we have to learn from it. It must be understood that it is part of the play-off emotions. “Our teammate, but two technical remarks in the elimination tournament match is not allowed.The “Mavericks” basketball players were ready that emotions could prevail in the game.“Before the series, we talked about emotions hitting a high wave. When that happens, you need to gather yourself, help energize the other teammates or calm them down. A lot happens on the field, as in the NBA game. Basketball players try to give their best,” Carlisle.“I haven’t received the analysis yet, but I can say that we are a better team in defense when Porziņģis is on the field. We will learn from what happened. We are here to win the series, so we are disappointed with this game, result and result,” said Karlla .As Keyn Fitzgerald, the head referee of the match, explained in the conversation with ESPN after the game, Porziņģis’ second technical remark was justified.“The first violation was punching in the air, which is automatically penalized by a technical note under NBA rules. The second technical note was that he escalated the grip, as we found in the video replay,” Fitzgerald explained.The referee also explained that the rules are the same in all situations, whether it is a “play-off” or a regular championship match.The judges’ decision caused confusion among many, such as Mavericks legend Dirk Novickis and Los Angeles Lakers star Lebron James on Twitter publicly said that expulsion was too harsh.The second game in the series will take place on Wednesday.NBA teams played eight matches before the playoffs to determine the final place distribution before the playoffs began. The Mavericks finished seventh in the Western Conference, while the Clippers finished second.last_img read more

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