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Kristaps Porzingis will miss final seeding round game Thursday vs. Suns

Mavericks PF/C will be held out due to a heel injury. It’s unclear if he’ll be fine for the start of the playoffs next week.

Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots against Sacramento Kings center Harry Giles III and guard Cory Joseph in the first half of a NBA basketball game in the HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks PF/C Kristaps Porzingis will miss Thursday’s game vs. the Phoenix Suns due to a heel injury, per coach Rick Carlisle. Porzingis is likely being held out for precautionary reasons with the Mavericks locked into the 7-seed in the West.