Kristaps Porzingis Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic posted an NBA record against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, becoming the first player to reach the 40-point mark in his maiden playoff game with a 42-point outing. But he had to finish the contest without Kristaps Porzingis as the Latvian got ejected for getting in the middle of a minor scrum between himself and Marcus Morris early in the third quarter.

Speaking to reporters after the Mavs’ 110-118 loss, Doncic expressed his feelings on the controversial decision.

“KP had my back, he said. “Not just me, the whole team appreciated that. I don’t think it was fair to throw him out of the game, especially in the playoffs.”

A number of NBA stars took to Twitter to criticize the call on the night, with LeBron James referring to it as “bogus”.