Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic will miss his third straight game with a thigh injury on March 15. He suffered the injury in the March 8 loss to the Pelicans, and he has been ruled out a full 24 hours before every game since. The same happened ahead of Wednesday’s contest against the Spurs in San Antonio.
The Mavs have lost three straight and nine of their last 12 games to sink to 34-35 on the season and ninth in the Western Conference standings. They are clinging to a spot in the Play-In Tournament and just one game up on the Jazz and Pelicans, who currently sit 11th and 12th, and would be in the lottery.
The Mavericks' injuries are beginning to pile up as their struggles continue. Here is a look at all the latest updates ahead of Wednesday’s game in San Antonio.
Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs on March 15
Doncic was again ruled out for his third straight game, but there is still hope he returns on Friday against the Lakers in a game that could decide both team’s seasons. The Mavs have won two of the first three meetings against LA, so the tiebreaker is on the line, and the two teams currently have identical records. Number 77 did travel with his team to San Antonio, and he is considered day-to-day.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at San Antonio Spurs on March 15
Kyrie Irving (foot), Tim Hardaway Jr. (calf), and Markieff Morris (knee) were all ruled out for Wednesday's game. Irving will miss his third straight game with his foot injury. Wood sat out the team’s last game with his injury, but he will play against the Spurs. Tim Hardaway Jr. got kicked in the calf on Monday night, and Morris was a late add to the injury report.
The Spurs ruled out Devin Vassell (knee), Jeremy Sochan (knee), Zach Collins (ankle), Khem Birch (knee), and Charles Bassey (patella) for Wednesday's game. Malaki Branham is questionable with a shoulder injury.
Luka Doncic injury history
Luka has missed one week with this thigh injury, and his absence could extend longer. Here is a look at all of his injuries over his first five years in the NBA.
When is Luka Doncic coming back?
The Mavericks are hopeful Luka Doncic can play on Friday night, but there are zero guarantees. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavs have three straight and eight of their next ten on the road before finishing up with three home games to close the regular season. Dallas has struggled away from the American Airlines Center all season, and they will need to right the ship if they want to make the postseason.
Here is a closer look at the team’s next five games after Wednesday night’s showdown in San Antonio.
Friday, March 17 at Los Angeles Lakers at 9:30 p.m. CT
Monday, March 20 at Memphis Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday, March 22 vs Golden State Warriors at 6:30 p.m. CT
Friday, March 24 vs Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 26 at Charlotte Hornets at 12:00 p.m. CT