Dallas – Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic He suffered a strain in his left calf and left the team’s regular season final against the San Antonio Spurs late in the third quarter.
A source with ESPN, Adrian Wojnarowski, said there was initial optimism that it was not a major injury.
“We’ll know more tomorrow and we’ll start from there,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said after the 130-120 win on Sunday. “I hope it isn’t too dangerous.”
Doncic, who did not speak to the media because he was receiving treatment after the match, briefly grabbed his bicep after he jumped to throw in a pass and asked for a timeout with 2:24 left in the third quarter. After a brief discussion with Mavericks manager Casey Smith’s player health and performance, Doncic walked into the locker room.
The Mavis, seeded fourth in the Western Conference, will face the Utah Jazz in the first round. The series will open at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday in Dallas, the inaugural post-season game.
“For some reason, I feel like he’ll be ready to go,” Mavs guard Galen Bronson She said. “Knowing which competitor he is, I feel he will be ready. It’s unfortunate, but a competitor like this you can’t last for long.”
Doncic, an All-NBA team in the past two seasons, has averaged 28.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game this season. Even with the short night, he finished the game with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists in 29 minutes of Dallas’ 130-120 win over Tottenham.
Doncic was suspended from the regular season final after being called up for his 16th technical foul this season in the Portland Trail Blazers’ loss on Friday. However, the NBA Bureau invalidated the technical error on Saturday after a review.
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