“He’s for real,” Nowitzki told reporters after the game. “He’s long, he’s athletic, he can put the ball on the floor. He’s the complete package.”
Porzingis, by virtue of being a tall, European power forward with three-point range, has been frequently compared to Nowitzki. Nowitzki also addressed those comparisons.
The Mavs won the game 104–97 and Porzingis had 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting, though he also had a season-low two rebounds. Nowitzki had 25 points and six rebounds.
- Dan Gartland