Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Mavericks at Pacers injury update for March 27
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic went off for a 40-point double-double, but the team lost their fourth straight game on Sunday afternoon in Charlotte. Things went from bad to worse as number 77 picked up his 16th technical foul in that contest, which triggers an automatic one-game suspension. Luckily, the league save LD as it rescinded the technical on Monday afternoon.
The Mavs continue their current five-game road trip in Indianapolis against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Dallas desperately needs a victory to keep their postseason hopes alive, and they will have to earn one on March 27. The Pacers have lost four of their last five and appear headed for the lottery, but head coach Rick Carlisle will have them ready to takedown his former team.
Luka narrowly avoided suspension, but will he play on Monday night in Indiana. Here is a look at what it is and what to expect from the Mavericks on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Luka Doncic’s status for Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers on March 27
Doncic had the technical fould rescinded by the NBA, but will Dallas play him on the second night of a back-to-back? He does not appear on the official injury report, but the last time that happend Luka picked up a thigh injury that cost him five games.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Indiana Pacers on March 27
Maxi Kleber is listed as questionable as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Kyrie Irving admitted after Sunday’s game to still dealing with a foot injury, but it appears he will play through the injury on Monday night.
The Pacers ruled out Tyrese Haliburton (ankle), Myles Turner (back), Buddy Hield (illness),
Chris Duarte (ankle), Kendall Brown (tibia), and Trevelin Queen (G League) for the March 27 meeting with the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic's injury history
Luka’s has missed 15 games this season, and he narrowly avoided the first suspension of his career. See Doncic’s entire NBA injury history here.
When is Luka Doncic coming back?
Luka is likely to play on Monday night againts the Pacers. The Dallas Mavericks need every win, and Doncic helps their cause. How will he look on the second night of a back-to-back? Tune in to find out.
Dallas Mavericks' remaining regular season schedule
The Mavs continue their five-game road trip against the east on Monday night. This is the first of two back-to-backs on this trip, and schedule disadvantages are the last things Dallas needs right now. Here is a closer look at the remainder of the team’s regular season schedule 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