Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks at Kings, Feb. 10

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has missed three consecutive games after injuring his heel in a victory over the Pelicans on Feb. 2, but the 23-year-old is close to returning. He re-joined his team in Los Angeles, and signs are pointing up toward him playing this weekend.

The Mavericks face the Sacramento Kings on Friday night and Saturday. The back-to-back is massive in the standings as Dallas trails the Kings by just two games for third in the Western Conference. This is the first two of three meetings between the two teams this season. If the Mavs can pull off a road sweep, they will be third in West entering next week.

Will Luka face the Kings? Are fans going to get to see Doncic and Kyrie Irving as teammates for the first time? Here is a closer look at what to expect on Friday night in Sacramento.

Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings on Feb. 10

Doncic was upgraded to questionable on the NBA’s official injury report ahead of Friday’s game after being ruled out quickly for each of the previous three games, but he will remain out on Friday night. Shams Charania reported that Luka is expected to play on Feb. 10, but Doncic said he will likely wait until Saturday after experiencing some soreness from a Thursday scrimmage.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Sacramento Kings on Feb. 10

Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) remain out for the Mavericks. Both players will sit through the All-Star break, and the team is hoping they can return shortly after.

The Kings are fully healthy entering Friday’s game. KZ Okpala and Neemias Querta are with their G League team, and no other player appears on their injury report.

Luka Doncic injury history

Luka has missed nine games so far this season, and the Mavericks are 2-7 in those contests, but they have won the last two. This is the first heel injury of Doncic’s NBA career, and it appears it will only cost him a few games.

When is Luka Doncic coming back?

Luka will likely play on the second night of a back-to-back set on Saturday. Expect number 77 to hit the ground running as he looks to help the Mavs climb into the top three in the West.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavs have just four games left before the All-Star break, and all four are against Western Conference playoff hopefuls. Can Dallas close it out strong and head into the break in position to grab homecourt in the first round of the playoffs? The crowded standings make every game cannot miss.

Here is a look at the Mavericks' next five games after Friday night in Sacramento.

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

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