The Dallas Mavericks have won eight of their last ten games. Superstar Luka Doncic has returned to his MVP form as the team is finally showing the promise so many predicted coming into the 2020-2021 season. Luka continues to make history as the team is climbing in the standings.
The Mavs wrap up the first half of their schedule on March 3 as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas has dealt with COVID issues and injuries in their first 33 games, but only had three postponements. It forced the Mavericks to play down as many as five players and is a massive factor in where they sit in the standings.
Luka will miss the final game before the All-Star break with back tightness. It is only the second game he has sat out this season. Here is a look at why fans should not be worried about the 22-year-old’s injury.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic out vs. Thunder but should not worry
The back injury does not seem like anything to be concerned about long-term. It will cost him Wednesday’s game, but Marc Stein reported that Doncic is still expecting to compete in both the All-Star game and Skills Challenge on Sunday night. The Mavericks would not risk the 22-year-old’s long-term health in a game that does not count.
Coach Carlisle had this to say courtesy of Tim MacMahon.
Dallas needs Luka Doncic healthy and firing on all cylinders to make the playoffs and go on a run. They are being cautious with their star player in the final game before the All-Star break.
The Dallas Mavericks return to action on March 10 as they host the San Antonio Spurs in the first game of a back-to-back set. Expect Luka Doncic to play in both games as he attempts to lift Dallas out of the play-in range and into the playoffs. Fans will not want to miss a second of the action, so please stay tuned.