Back from UFC 246, Kristaps Porzingis targets Tuesday as his return when Mavs meet Clippers

Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis, who has missed the past 10 games because of right knee soreness, said he is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the LA Clippers.

"The way I'm feeling, I don't see why there should be any hurdles," Porzingis told reporters on Sunday. "But you never know, so I'm just putting in the work, making sure the knee is strong, leg is strong."

Porzingis went through a full practice on Sunday.

"We have [Monday] and then we'll see where we are for Tuesday, but [Sunday] was good," coach Rick Carlisle said, according to Mavs.com. "He was out there the whole time, he competed. We did do some live stuff, which he was in, so good stuff."

The 7-foot-3 Latvian is averaging 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in his first season with Dallas. He was shown Saturday night in the stands at UFC 246 before the main event between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone.