Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks vs Pelicans, March 8
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has been playing through a thigh injury in recent games that has hampered his ability to get lift on his jumper. Doncic is still putting up monster numbers, including a 29-point double-double in Tuesday’s win over the Jazz, but it has decreased his efficiency.
The Mavs face a difficult test on March 8 as they travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans on the second night of a back-to-back set. New Orleans is clinging to tenth in the Western Conference, and they will be shorthanded but ready to take out the tired Mavericks.
Will Luka Doncic play on the second night of a back-to-back set? What can fans expect as the Mavericks face the Pelicans on Wednesday night? Here is a closer look at the latest.
Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans on March 8
Luka Doncic is not listed on the Mavs official injury report, and he is expected to play in both ends of a back-to-back for the first time since December. The 24-year-old will again play through his thigh injury as Dallas looks to gain ground on the Pelicans in the standings.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs. New Orleans Pelicans on March 8
The Mavs ruled out Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and JaVale McGee (ankle) for Wednesday's game in New Orleans. Reggie Bullock is listed as doubtful with a right quad contusion. He suffered the injury in last night's game, and it forced him to miss the final three quarters. Do not expect Bullock on play on March 8.
The Pelicans ruled out Zion Williamson (hamstring), Jose Alvarado (leg), Larry Nance Jr. (ankle), E.J. Liddell (knee), and Dereon Seabron (G League) for Wednesday’s contest.
Luka Doncic injury history
Doncic’s current thigh injury is a minor issue that he has played through for over a week. The Mavericks have two days off before facing the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night, so they feel like Luka will get some much-needed rest after Wednesday's game. Fans can see why number 77 has missed games during his five-year NBA career here.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavs play ten of their next 13 games on the road, and they have two back-to-back sets remaining over their final 16 contests. Dallas needs every win down the stretch, and they have a difficult slate of games on tap. Here is a closer look at the Mavericks' next five games after Wednesday night in New Orleans.
Saturday, March 11 at Memphis Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. CT
Monday, March 13 vs. Memphis Grizzlies at 6:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, March 15 at San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m. CT
Friday, March 17 at Los Angeles Lakers at 9:30 p.m. CT
Monday, March 20 at Memphis Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. CT