Luka Doncic Injury Update: Mavericks star sent to return against Spurs

Lucania is running wild once again.

Mavericks star Luca Doncic is expected to speak on Thursday night against the Spurs after removing Dallas’ last four games with a wrist ankle. It is officially listed as questionable, but the team’s Twitter account closed any doubt about its status for the Southwest Division matchup.

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Doncic suffered an injury in the first minutes of the Mavs 122-118 loss to heat on December 14 when he stepped on Kendrick Nunn’s leg as he drove to the basket.

Dallas went 2-2 with Doncic being trapped on the bench, defeating the Bucks and Sixers and falling to the Celtics and Raptors. The Mavs could easily have finished that stretch 3-1, but broke a 30-point lead in Toronto, allowing the Raptors to make the biggest comeback in franchise history.

Prior to his injury, Doncic enjoyed an MVP-caliber season, averaging 29.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game. Despite losing the last four contests, the 20-year-old still leads the league with eight triples. Porzingis recorded the relief in Doncic’s absence with 22.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in those four games.

The Mavericks (19-10) are firmly in the Western Conference race for a top four seed. They are right behind the Rockets (21-10), Clippers (23-10) and Nuggets (21-9), and are only four games behind the first Lakers (24-7). They play inside the friendly grounds of the US Airport on Thursday before embarking on a three-day trip with the warriors, the Lakers and Thunder.

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