Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks vs Timberwolves
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic returned on Saturday night after missing four straight games with a heel injury. It was his first game with new backcourt partner Kyrie Irving. Both stars played well, but the Kings got the last laugh with an overtime victory in Sacramento.
The Mavericks went 3-2 on their five-game road trip, but they are back home for their first game at the American Airlines Center since the blockbuster trade. Kyrie Irving will make his home debut on Monday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves visit Dallas in another key game. The Mavs are just 1.5 games ahead of the T’Wolves entering play, and the two sides split the first two meetings.
Who secures the head-to-head tiebreaker with a win on Monday night? Should fans expect to see Luka Doncic in the lineup? Here is a look at all the latest injury updates.
Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 13
Doncic will play on Monday night with zero restrictions. He is no longer on the injury report after playing 41 minutes on Saturday evening. Expect Luka to handle his normal workload as he continues to build chemistry with Kyrie against the Timberwolves.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs. Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 13
Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of Saturday’s game and was unable to return. He is listed as questionable heading into Monday’s contest before being ruled out about two hours before tipoff. Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) remain out.
Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) is out for Minnesota. He has not played since November 28, and his return does not appear close as of this writing. Rudy Gobert (groin) and Kyle Anderson (back) are listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report. Stay tuned for updates on their statuses.
Luka Doncic injury history
Luka’s heel injury cost him four games and eight days of action, but he is back to full health. The 23-year-old superstar is looking forward to a few days off during the All-Star Break to help recharge.
Dallas Mavericks next 5 opponents
The Mavs have just one more game before the All-Star break after Monday’s showdown against the Timberwolves. They travel to Denver to face the top-seeded Nuggets.
Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving will head to Salt Lake City for All-Star weekend as the rest of the team enjoys a full week off. Both Doncic and Irving will start in Sunday’s All-Star game, which will be a cannot miss event for fans.
Here is a look at the Mavericks' next five games after Monday night, including the first four after the break.
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
Thursday, March 2 vs. Philadelphia 76ers at 6:30 p.m. CT