Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks at Kings on Feb 11
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic appears set to return after missing four consecutive games with a heel injury that he suffered on a nasty fall on Feb. 2. Luka looked good during Friday’s shootaround, but he was still feeling some soreness after scrimmaging Thursday. Dallas decided to rest their star one more day, but he is expected to play on Feb. 11 in Sacramento.
The Mavericks had a wire-to-wire win over the Kings on Friday night behind a 25-point double-double from Kyrie Irving, and the two sides lock horns again on Saturday. Doncic will give the Mavericks a massive boost as they can tie Sacramento in the standings and secure the tiebreaker by finishing off a road sweep.
Here is all the latest on Luka’s current heel injury and what supporters should expect from number 77 on Saturday night against the Kings in Sacramento.
Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings on Feb. 11
Doncic was listed as questionable for Friday’s game before being ruled out in the midafternoon. He appears ready to go, and was listed as probable on the mid-afternoon injury update. The 23-year-old superstar will return on Saturday night, and head coach Jason Kidd said he will play his normal minutes load against the Kings.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Sacramento Kings on Feb. 11
Both teams are on the second night of a back-to-back set, but Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) are the only two players out for Dallas. Both are sidelined through the All-Star break.
The Kings were fully healthy entering Friday’s game, so they should be at or near full strength on the second night of a back-to-back.
Luka Doncic injury history
Doncic missed his tenth game of the season on Friday night, and this heel injury has cost him four straight. The 23-year-old superstar has primarily dealt with ankle injuries in his NBA career, and fans should not be worried about this heel issue moving forward.
When is Luka Doncic coming back?
Luka will play on Saturday night in Sacramento, and he should be ready for the final three games before the All-Star break. Expect number 77 to hit the ground running as he plays his first game with new teammate Kyrie Irving.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavs have just two games left before the All-Star break after tonight. Dallas has won three straight, and they are looking to finish strong as Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving will head to Salt Lake City to start in the All-Star game on Feb. 19.
The schedule is more friendly after the break, and here is a look at the Mavericks' next five games after Saturday’s showdown in Sacramento.
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
Tuesday, Feb. 28 vs. Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m. CT