Mavericks odds: Will Luka Doncic return against the Timberwolves?
The Dallas Mavericks return home to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 24. Will Luka Doncic be back in the lineup?
The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off a disappointing loss against the Atlanta Hawks. They blew a lead and faltered down the stretch without both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis on the floor. KP will be back against the Wolves. More on Luka’s status later.
The Mavericks return home to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. It is the second of a back-to-back for Minnesota. They lost in Denver on Sunday night.
Here is everything fans need to know about the Mavs versus Timberwolves game.
Monday’s action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 local time in Dallas.
How to watch
Local Mavericks fans can tune in to Fox Sports Southwest-Dallas. Minnesota viewers are able to watch on Fox Sports North.
Hulu Live is the top option to stream the game in both local markets. National viewers can catch it on NBA League Pass.
The Mavericks have ruled out Jalen Brunson (shoulder) and Dwight Powell (Achilles) according to the NBA’s official injury report. Luka Doncic is probable with ankle soreness, and Willie Cauley-Stein remains questionable as he deals with a personal issue.
The T’Wolves played on Sunday night, so their report is a mystery. Eight players missed the game against the Nuggets including their star Karl-Anthony Towns with a wrist fracture.
Fans should check Twitter just before tipoff to find all the latest information about the injuries.
Storyline to follow: Will Luka play?
The Dallas Mavericks need their star player in the lineup down the stretch. Luka Doncic’s right ankle is becoming a bit of a worry, though. He missed their last game with soreness. That marks the 12th time Doncic has sat out because of it.
Hopefully, he returns and looks fully healthy on Monday night. The Mavs downplayed the injury on Saturday. Fans will certainly find out more on Feb. 24.
The Timberwolves will be without Karl-Anthony Towns in Dallas. The Mavericks need to take advantage and pick up a victory. Check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest after the game.