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Luka Doncic upgraded to questionable for Dallas Mavericks Game 3 vs. Jazz

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks earned a split in the first two games at home in their first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz without superstar Luka Doncic. It took a historic performance from both Jalen Brunson and Maxi Kleber in Game 2 for Dallas to win, and their superstar is nearing a return from his calf strain.

Doncic suffered the injury on April 10 in the team’s regular-season finale. The team has made it clear they have no plans to play him until he is 100 percent healthy, but the 23-year-old superstar has gradually increased his activity in recent days. Thursday’s Game 3 marks 11 days since the injury, and Doncic keeps improving.

The Mavs upgraded him to questionable for the first time since the injury, and there is optimism that he will be able to play in one of the next two games in Utah. Here is a closer look at the latest on his calf strain.

Luka Doncic upgraded to questionable for Dallas Mavericks Game 3 vs. Jazz

Doncic was seen moving and shooting at practice on Wednesday afternoon, which was much different than the set shooting supporters saw before Game 2.

Luka met with reporters for the first time since suffering his calf strain on April 20. He made it clear that he has no plans of rushing back before he is ready, but he wants to play if there is no risk of re-injury. Number 77 is itching to play whenever the time comes.

Mavericks fans should be optimistic about Doncic playing in Game 3. He will go through warmups before the team will determine his status. Luka is making the trip to Utah and should be ready to play in at least one of the two games. The organization is being cautious with their star, and they want to make sure he is fully healthy before taking the court.

When the 23-year-old superstar is ready, he will return to the court at full strength. Doncic takes his game to another level in the playoffs, so fans should be excited about his return. The Smoking Cuban will have all the latest Luka Doncic updates, so stay tuned.

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