Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks vs 76ers, March 2

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic dropped 39 points on the Pacers, but it was not enough as the team lost for the fifth time in their last six games. Dallas is just 1-4 with Luka and Kyrie sharing the floor, and they must figure things out quickly if they want to make the playoffs.

The Mavericks have a marquee game on Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers that is the first game of the TNT doubleheader. It was billed as a matchup of the top two scorers in the NBA, but Joel Embiid missed Wednesday’s game in Miami with foot soreness. No word yet on if he will play at the American Airlines Center on March 2.

Will Luka play on Thursday night? Here is a look at his status and the latest injury report before diving into what is ahead for the Mavericks.

Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers on March 2

Doncic will play against the Sixers. He is not on the injury report, and fans should expect him to handle his normal workload as Dallas looks to pick up a key win over Philadelphia in the first of two meetings between the Mavs and Sixers this season.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs. Philadelphia 76ers on March 2

The Mavs ruled out Davis Bertans for the 11th consecutive game with a calf injury. Bertans has been working out, but he is not ready to play just yet. Dallas also ruled out McKinley Wright IV and A.J. Lawson as both were sent down to the G League.

The Sixers did not drop an official injury report because they are on the second night of back-to-back set. Stay tuned for updates on Embiid and the entire Philly roster closer to tipoff.

Luka Doncic injury history

Doncic is currently healthy and putting up monster numbers, but he has dealt with multiple injuries during his NBA career. Here is a closer look at his injury history.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavs begin a difficult six-game stretch on Thursday night against the Sixers. Every game comes against a team fighting for playoff positioning, including two versus the Southwest division-leading Grizzlies. Can Dallas bounce back during a tough stretch of games?

Here is a closer look at the team’s next five contests after Thursday’s game versus Philadelphia.

Sunday, March 5 vs. Phoenix Suns at 12:00 p.m. CT

Tuesday, March 7 vs. Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m. CT

Wednesday, March 8 at New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, March 11 at Memphis Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. CT

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

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