Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks at Nuggets
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is back after missing four straight games with a heel injury. The 23-year-old superstar had 27 points in a narrow defeat to the Kings in Sacramento before dropping a 33-point double-double in a loss to the Timberwolves. Number 77 looks fully healthy and ready for the stretch run.
He is trying to figure out how to play with Kyrie Irving after the blockbuster trade. Fans have seen flashes of the duo’s potential, but they are both still trying to maximize each other. Irving scored 26 in the fourth quarter on Monday night, but neither player took the final shot as they both tried freeing the other for an open look.
The Mavericks are in Denver to face the top-seeded Nuggets on Wednesday night in the final game before the All-Star break. Luka Doncic appears fully back and ready to play, but the Mavs will be shorthanded on Feb. 15. Here is a look at their injury report.
Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets on Feb. 15
Luka will play on Wednesday night. He is not on the injury report, and he is ready to put on a show against his friend and reigning two-time MVP Nikola Jokic.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Denver Nuggets on Feb. 15
Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) remain out for the Mavericks. Tim Hardaway Jr. will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury. Reggie Bullock was upgraded to probable after shootaround, and Christian Wood popped up on the injury report as questionable with a non-COVID illness. Kyrie Irving also was a late addition to the injury as probable with low back tightness. Check back before tipoff for updates on who will play in the Mile High City on Feb. 15.
Jamal Murray (knee) and Aaron Gordon (rib) are both questionable for Denver. Zeke Nnaji (shoulder) and Collin Gillespie (leg) have both been ruled out.
Luka Doncic injury history
Luka Doncic’s heel injury is a thing of the past, and the 23-year-old superstar looks fully healthy heading into the All-Star break. He has missed ten games this season mostly to rest on the second night of back-to-back sets. Expect number 77 to put on a show down the stretch as he tries to help Dallas secure homecourt in the first round of the playoffs.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavs are off for an entire week after Wednesday’s game in Denver. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving will travel to Salt Lake City for the All-Star game as the rest of the roster takes a much-needed break.
Dallas comes back with six straight home games, including the cannot miss contest between the Mavericks and Suns on March 5. Here is a look at the Mavs' first five games after the All-Star break.
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
Thursday, March 2 vs. Philadelphia 76ers at 6:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 5 vs. Phoenix Suns at 12:00 p.m. CT