Is Luka Doncic playing today? Pacers at Mavericks injury update for March 5

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The Dallas Mavericks are playing some of their worst basketball of the season right now, and it's coming at the worst possible time.

Despite Luka Doncic playing at an MVP level consistently, the Mavs haven't been able to string together consistent wins since snapping their seven-game winning streak which seems like ages ago.

The Mavs have to find a way to get back in the win column before falling out of the playoff race, and tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers is crucial for that. The Mavs lost to the Pacers just over a week ago, and they must avoid underperforming once again.

Luka Doncic's status for Indiana Pacers at Dallas Mavericks on March 5

As of Monday's practice, Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd listed Luka Doncic as questionable to play tonight against the Indiana Pacers with a right ankle sprain.

Doncic has played in 19 of the last 20 games, and him being able to play is important for the Mavs to get back in the win column. He obviously shouldn't push it and shouldn't risk anything, but every game matters at this point in the season.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs Indiana Pacers on March 5

The Dallas Mavericks have four players on their injury report ahead of their matchup with the Indiana Pacers tonight.

Dereck Lively II is listed as available while Luka Doncic, Derrick Jones Jr., and Maxi Kleber are all listed as questionable.

The Indiana Pacers have five players listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks. Quenton Jackson, Aaron Nesmith, Ben Sheppard, Oscar Tshiebwe, and Isaiah Wong are all questionable while Doug McDermott is out.

Dallas Mavericks' upcoming schedule

After Dallas' game with the Pacers tonight, they play one more home game before going on a short Eastern Conference road trip.

- March 7, 2024 - vs Miami Heat
- March 9, 2024 - at Detroit Pistons
- March 11, 2024 - at Chicago Bulls
- March 13, 2024 - vs Golden State Warriors
- March 14, 2024 - at Oklahoma City Thunder

For all the latest on Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks this season, stay tuned.