Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest on his thigh injury and status on March 13

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is dealing with a thigh injury that kept him out of Saturday’s loss to the Grizzlies. The 24-year-old made the injury worse in the March 8 loss to the Pelicans, but he is getting treatment in hopes of returning in short order. Luka's MRI was clean, so he is waiting for the pain to subside before getting back into action.

The Mavs need number 77 to return as soon as possible. They are currently tied for seventh in the Western Conference, but just one game behind sixth, which avoids the Play-In Tournament. The Mavs are also one game ahead of missing the postseason entirely with 14 contests left in the regular season. Dallas needs every win down the stretch, and they will be difficult to get without LD.

Will Luka face the Grizzlies at the American Airlines Center on Monday night? When can fans expect him back in the lineup? Here is a look at the latest on his thigh injury.

Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies on March 13

Doncic was again ruled out a full 24 hours before tipoff. He will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday night, and his next chance to play is on Wednesday in San Antonio.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs. Memphis Grizzlies on March 13

Kyrie Irving and A.J. Lawson joins Luka as out for the Mavericks. Irving missed Saturday’s game after injuring his foot on March 8 against the Pelicans, and this will be his second straight on the sidelines. Christian Wood was a late scratch with a sore right foot as well.

The Grizzlies are without Ja Morant (not with team), Steven Adams (knee), Brandon Clarke (Achilles), Jake LaRavia (back), and Vince Williams Jr. (shoulder) for Monday’s game in Dallas.

Luka Doncic injury history

This is the first time Luka Doncic has missed games with a thigh injury in his career. He has dealt with a bunch of small injuries, but never specifically the thigh. Here is a look at everything that has caused LD to miss time in his first five NBA seasons.

When is Luka Doncic coming back?

It appears that Doncic will miss at least two more games. The Mavericks have zero reasons to send him to San Antonio on Wednesday night. Let Luka rest in hopes that he can play on Friday night against the Lakers. It will give him more than one week off since suffering the injury, which is hopefully enough.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavs have a single home game before jumping right back on the road for three straight that wraps up with a return trip to Memphis. Things will not be easy for Dallas down the stretch, and here is a closer look at their next five games after hosting the Grizzlies on Monday night.

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

Wednesday, March 22 vs Golden State Warriors at 6:30 p.m. CT

Friday, March 24 vs Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. CT

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