Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Mavericks at Heat injury update for April 1
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic dropped a 34-point double-double in a blowout win over the Miami Heat back in January. There was no stopping number 77 that night in Dallas, but can he replicate it in Miami? Dallas has lost eight of their last 11 games, and they desperately need wins down the stretch to move up in the standings. The Mavs are currently 11th and outside the postseason entirely.
The Heat have lost three straight, and they currently sit seventh in the Eastern Conference. They are two games behind the Nets for sixth and the final guaranteed playoff spot. Making that up over five games is nearly impossible, and it would have to start with Miami winning out.
Will Luka Doncic face the Heat on Saturday night? It is the first of a back-to-back set for Dallas, but the Mavericks need every win just to reach the Play-In Tournament.
Luka Doncic’s status for Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat on April 1
Doncic is not on the injury report, and he should play his normal workload on April Fool’s Day. Over his last five games, number 77 is nearly averaging a 30-point triple-double, and the Mavs will need a monster performance on Saturday afternoon to grab a much-needed win over the Heat. Miami needs wins too, so fans should expect an exciting matchup.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Miami Heat on April 1
Frank Ntilikina is listed as questionable with a right knee injury, but he is the only Mavericks player on the injury.
Bam Adebayo (hip) and Kyle Lowry (knee) are questionable to play on Saturday evening. The Heat ruled out Nikola Jovic with a back injury.
Luka Doncic's injury history
Doncic has missed 15 games this season because of multiple injuries. Fans can see why he sat out every game throughout his NBA career here.
Dallas Mavericks' remaining regular season schedule
The Mavs have just four games left after Saturday evening in Miami. They travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on the second night of back-to-back before returning home for their final three games. Here is a look at the Mavericks remaining regular season.
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