Is Kyrie Irving playing tonight? Injury updates for Mavericks at Pacers on March 27
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving has played in two straight games, but he has not looked himself. He struggled to find his jumper and admitted that he is still dealing with a foot injury, but the eight-time All-Star is out there because every game matters if the Mavs are going to make the playoffs.
Dallas is on the second night of a back-to-back set on Monday evening as they travel to Indiana to face the Pacers. The Mavericks lost to the Hornets in Charlotte on Sunday afternoon, and things went from bad to worse as Luka Doncic picked up his 16th technical foul and an automatic one-game suspension. Luckily, the NBA rescinded the technical on Monday afternoon, so Doncic can play on March 27. Indiana has lost four of their last five, but Dallas has dropped four straight. Who gets the win on Monday night?
Will Kyrie play on the second night of a back-to-back? Who is out for the Mavericks in Indiana? Get the latest injury updates here.
Will Kyrie Irving play in Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers on March 27?
Irving appears committed to playing through the injury to try to help his new team. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day, but fans should expect him to suit up on Monday night against the Pacers.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Indiana Pacers on March 27
Maxi Kleber is listed as questionable as he continues his recovery from hamstring surgery.
Tyrese Haliburton (ankle), Myles Turner (back), Buddy Hield (illiness), Chris Duarte (ankle), Kendall Brown (tibia), and Trevelin Queen (G League) are all listed as out on Monday night against the Mavs.
Kyrie Irving's injury history
Irving injured his foot on March 8 against the New Orleans Pelicans, and it has caused him to miss four of the eight games since. The eight-time All-Star has played in two straight, but he has not looked himself. Kyrie has missed 18 games this season, but just ten were injury-related.
Will Kyrie Irving pair with Luka Doncic tonight?
Luka Doncic was nearly suspended, but he is eligible to play on Monday night against the Pacers. The Mavericks need to win, but will their superstar duo play on the second night of a back-to-back? Stay tuned to find out.
Dallas Mavericks' remaining regular season schedule
The Mavs continue their current five-game road trip on Monday night before returning to Dallas for the final three games of the regular season. Every game is a must-win for the Mavericks if they want to make the playoffs. They need to turn it around quickly if Dallas plans on going anywhere.
Here is a closer look at the team’s final six remaining regular season games after Monday night.
Wednesday, March 29 at Philadelphia 76ers at 6:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, April 1 at Miami Heat at 6:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, April 2 at Atlanta Hawks at 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday, April 5 vs. Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. CT
Friday, April 7 vs. Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, April 9 vs. San Antonio Spurs at 2:30 p.m. CT