Mavericks news: Luka Doncic holds in All-Star vote, Josh Green injury update, more

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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic remains on pace to make his fourth straight All-Star appearance as he looks to make his third start. He currently leads the league in scoring and deserves to open the game on Feb. 19.

The NBA released fan voting totals for the second time on Jan. 12, and Doncic held steady in second among Western Conference guards behind Stephen Curry. He has the fifth-most votes in the NBA, and Luka has a two-plus million vote edge on Ja Morant.

Fan voting only accounts for 50 percent of determining the starters as the media and players each get 25 percent. Luka Doncic should fare well in all three votes, and he is expected to start on Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City. Fans can still vote here for who they want to start.

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Josh Green scrimmaged on Wednesday in Los Angeles, and he is nearing a return to the court. The 22-year-old will miss his 18th consecutive game on Thursday night as the Mavericks face the Lakers, but he should be back in the lineup soon.

Fans may remember Luka Doncic gifting Dorian Finney-Smith some custom kicks for his horse for Christmas.

Here is a must-read story about how the custom Luka 1s were made for Finney-Smith's horse, and how Marcus Floyd is turning his passion into a business.

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Tyrese Haliburton suffered a knee injury in Wednesday’s loss to the New York Knicks. The potential All-Star guard left the arena on crutches, and head coach Rick Carlisle made it clear that Haliburton needed to be examined further. Stay tuned to this developing story.

Ricky Rubio is set to make his season debut on Thursday night for the Cavaliers. He missed a full year with an ACL injury, and the veteran point guard is eager to get back on the court.

The Dallas Mavericks face the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night as LeBron James chases history. Luka Doncic loves facing LeBron, and he will be ready to go off on Jan. 12, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.

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