Is Kyrie Irving playing today? Get the injury updates on Mavericks vs Lakers, Feb. 26
Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving sparked the team’s blowout win over the Spurs on Thursday night with an impressive fourth quarter. It was the Mavs' first win with Doncic and Irving both in the lineup. Kyrie is 3-2 in his first five games with Dallas, but number 77 missed the first two wins with a heel injury.
The two superstars are still trying to figure out how to maximize each other. Fans have seen a bit faster tempo since the blockbuster trade, and Irving solves the team’s issues without Luka on the floor. Dallas should improve every time out as they continue to get more comfortable playing off each other.
The Los Angeles Lakers come to the American Airlines Center on Sunday afternoon for a marquee showdown. Both teams believe they should make the playoffs and have the pieces to make a run. There will be plenty of talk about Kyrie and LeBron potentially joining forces again this summer, but will Irving play in Sunday's contest? Here is a closer look at the Mavs' latest injury report.
Will Kyrie Irving play in Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Feb 26?
Irving is fully healthy and ready for Sunday’s game. He did miss the final game before the All-Star break with back stiffness, but the eight-time All-Star shined on Thursday night against the Spurs. Expect him to handle a full workload on Sunday afternoon.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Feb 26
Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) are out for the Mavericks. They are the only two players on the team’s injury report heading into Sunday’s showdown.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis are listed as probable for the Lakers with foot injuries. D’Angelo Russell is doubtful with an ankle injury.
Kyrie Irving's injury history
Irving has missed just one game since the blockbuster trade, and he wants a max contract this summer. Expect him to shine down the stretch as he looks to get a massive payday.
Will Kyrie Irving pair with Luka Doncic tonight?
Both Doncic and Irving are healthy and expected to play against the Lakers on Sunday afternoon. It will be just the fourth game the Mavericks superstar duo has played together, and they plan on putting on a show for the American Airlines Center crowd.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavs continue their six-game homestand on Feb. 26 against the Los Angeles Lakers. They have four tilts left after Sunday afternoon before heading on the road for two straight. Dallas needs to take care of business at the AAC if they plan on jumping up the standings, so here is a closer look at their next five games.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 vs. Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m. CT
Thursday, March 2 vs. Philadelphia 76ers at 6:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 5 vs. Phoenix Suns at 12:00 p.m. CT
Tuesday, March 7 vs. Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, March 8 at New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 p.m. CT