Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Mavericks at Grizzlies latest injury updates, March 11

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic was playing through a thigh injury that he aggravated in Wednesday’s loss to the Pelicans. He tried to play through the pain before leaving in the third quarter and being ruled out for the rest of the game.

Luka’s MRI came back clean, but he is dealing with pain in his thigh. The Mavericks need their superstar over the final 15 games because they can finish anywhere from fourth to 13th in the Western Conference. The standings are jam-packed and change virtually every night.

Will Luka Doncic play through his thigh injury on March 11? Can the Mavs defeat the Grizzlies in Memphis without their best player? Here is a look at all the injury updates for Saturday’s contest in Memphis.

Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies on March 11

The Mavs ruled Luka Doncic out on Friday afternoon. Head coach Jason Kidd said after practice that the 24-year-old will not even travel to Memphis for the game. Luka is getting treatment on his thigh in hopes of returning in the team’s next contest on Monday night.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Memphis Grizzlies on March 11

A.J. Lawson joins Luka Doncic as out for Saturday’s game. The Mavs listed Kyrie Irving as questionable with a sore right foot before he was ruled out 90 minutes before tipoff. Reggie Bullock (quad) and JaVale McGee (ankle) will play after being listed as probable.

The Grizzlies are extremely shorthanded on March 11. Ja Morant (not with team), Steven Adams (knee), Brandon Clarke (Achilles), and Vince Williams Jr. (shoulder) were all ruled out, and they have three young players on G League assignment.

Luka Doncic injury history

This will be the first game LD has missed with this quad injury, but fans can see a full list of his injuries throughout his NBA career here.

When is Luka Doncic coming back?

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Doncic can “return as soon as the discomfort allows”, which is the best possible news. Luka might miss a few games, but this is not a serious injury and he should return quickly. Expect number 77 to be ready when the Mavs face the Lakers on March 17 if not before.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavs are not getting any breaks from the schedule. They face Memphis three times in the next ten days, and five of their next six games are against teams fighting for playoff position in the Western Conference. Here is a closer look at the team’s upcoming slate.

Monday, March 13 vs Memphis Grizzlies at 6:30 p.m. CT

Wednesday, March 15 at San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m. CT

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

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