Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks vs Spurs, Feb. 23

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic played in the final three games before the All-Star break after shaking off a heel injury that cost him four contests. He continues to lead the league in scoring, and the 23-year-old is still trying to figure out how to play with Kyrie Irving following the blockbuster trade.

Doncic was giving less than maximum effort during the All-Star Game, and some wondered if he was hurting. The 23-year-old played for almost 19 minutes on Sunday night, but he was ready for a vacation.

With some needed time to rest behind them, the Mavericks are back in action on Thursday night as they host the San Antonio Spurs. Dallas begins a crucial homestand that could determine their season, so will Luka play on Feb. 23?

Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs on Feb. 23

Doncic is healthy and ready for Thursday’s game at the American Airlines Center. He practiced on Wednesday and will be looking to put on a show for the Dallas crowd against the rebuilding Spurs.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs. San Antonio Spurs on Feb. 23

The Mavericks are without Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) for Thursday’s game. Kleber is nearing a return, but he needs more practice time before getting back into live action.

The Spurs ruled out Devin Vassell (knee), Isaiah Roby (ankle), Romeo Langford (adductor), Khem Birch (knee), and Julian Champagnie (G League) for the Feb. 23 showdown in Dallas. Tre Jones (foot) is listed as doubtful, and Jeremy Sochan is questionable with quad soreness. The rebuilding Spurs will be shorthanded on Thursday night.

Luka Doncic injury history

Luka has missed ten games so far this season, but the 23-year-old superstar has been quick to bounce back. Here is a look at every game he has missed during his first five NBA seasons.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavs open with a six-game homestand after the All-Star break, and the first three games are against teams outside the play-in tournament in their conferences. Dallas needs a fast start if they are going to move into the top four in the West.

Here are their final five games of this homestand, including a must-see matchup against the Suns on March 5.

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

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

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