Is Kyrie Irving playing tonight? Latest updates for Mavericks at Kings on Feb. 10
The Dallas Mavericks wanted a second star to pair with Luka Doncic, so they pulled off a blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving. The eight-time All-Star is having one of the best seasons of his career, and he is eager to dominate in Dallas as he heads into free agency this summer.
Irving helped the Mavs defeat the LA Clippers on Wednesday night in his debut. The 6’2 guard was fantastic, despite having just one practice with his new teammates. Kyrie is still waiting for his first game with Luka Doncic, as the 23-year-old superstar has missed three straight contests with a heel injury.
Will Irving play on Friday night in Sacramento? Are fans going to be treated to the first game with Luka and Kyrie sharing the floor? Here is a closer look.
Will Kyrie Irving play in Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings on Feb. 10?
Kyrie Irving is expected to play on Friday night. He does not appear on the injury report, and he is ready for this game. They play a back-to-back against the Kings on Friday and Saturday nights in Sacramento, so his status could change for game two.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Sacramento Kings on Feb. 10
Luka Doncic was listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report, but he will miss Friday's game with a heel injury. Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) are out through the All-Star break.
The Kings are fully healthy heading into Friday’s game against the Mavericks.
Kyrie Irving's injury history
Kyrie has missed 13 games this season, but eight were forced by a suspension. The 30-year-old point guard has $200 million worth of incentives to avoid distractions in Dallas, so he can cash in this summer in free agency.
When will Kyrie Irving play with Luka Doncic for the first time?
It appears the debut of Luka and Kyrie will happen in Sacramento on Saturday night. Dallas is hoping for a road sweep of the Kings, so expect them to be locked in this weekend.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavs are facing a difficult stretch of games before the All-Star break, but they are not backing down. They believe they can win the championship this season after trading for Kyrie Irving, and time will tell if that pans out. Here is a look at their next five games after Friday night’s battle against the Kings.
Saturday, Feb. 11 at Sacramento Kings at 9:00 p.m. CT
Monday, Feb. 13 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Denver Nuggets at 8:00 p.m. CT
Thursday, Feb. 23 vs. San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, Feb. 26 vs. Los Angeles Lakers at 2:30 p.m. CT