Three years later: Did the Dallas Mavs or the New York Knicks “win” the business of Kristaps Porzingis?

As the Dallas Mavericks (22-18) look to extend their six-game winning streak to seven against the New York Knicks (20-21) on Wednesday night, let’s look back over the past three years to see which team really won the exchange Kristaps Porzingis.

On January 30, 2019, the Mavs had just beaten the Knicks 114-90 in Dirk Nowitzki’s last game at Madison Square Garden, and everyone was feeling pretty good.

Nowitzki, in what was one of his best outings of his last season, scored 14 points off the bench in just 12 minutes. Then rookie Luka Doncic had yet to hit his current level of superpowers, but he was still dazzling to watch. And Dennis Smith Jr., who had been controversially sidelined earlier in the season, registered a triple double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists.


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