Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks at Warriors

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

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic was going off on the Pelicans on Thursday night before suffering a heel injury midway through the third quarter. He tried to stay in the game, but couldn’t and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Mavericks fans held their breath as New Orleans made a massive comeback, but Dallas hung on for the narrow victory.

Doncic had an MRI on his heel on Friday, and he did not travel with the team to San Francisco. Tim MacMahon noted the injury is not severe, but he did not put a timetable on Luka’s return to the floor.

The Mavericks start a five-game road trip on Saturday night against the defending champion Golden State Warriors, and their seven remaining games before the All-Star break are all against Western Conference playoff hopefuls. Dallas needs Doncic in the lineup, but when will he return to the floor?

Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors on Feb. 4

Luka Doncic was ruled for Saturday’s game with a right heel contusion. There is still hope that he will return on Monday night, and head coach Jason Kidd should give an injury update on Feb. 4 in his pregame presser.

Dallas Mavericks full injury report vs. Golden State Warriors on Feb. 4

The Mavericks are shorthanded on Saturday night against the defending champion Warriors. Christian Wood practiced on Friday but remains out after fracturing his left thumb. The 6’10 forward is hoping to return on Monday night. Davis Bertans is out after injuring his left calf on Thursday night, and Maxi Kleber remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Spencer Dinwiddie was listed as questionable on the injury report, but he will play on Saturday evening.

The Warriors will be without Andre Iguodala on Saturday night. They listed Draymond Green (calf) and Klay Thompson (illness) as questionable to face the Mavs, and Stephen Curry is probable with a leg contusion.

Luka Doncic injury history

This is the first heel injury of Luka’s career. He missed time last week with an ankle sprain, but appeared fully healthy before suffering a hard fall against the Pelicans on Feb. 2. Fans can read more on Doncic’s injuries throughout his career here.

When is Luka Doncic coming back?

Doncic could miss a few games, but fans should not be overly worried. His heel injury is not supposed to be severe, and the 23-year-old could play as soon as Monday night in Salt Lake City. Marc Stein reported on Saturday afternoon that Luka likely misses Monday's game against the Jazz before joining his team in Los Angeles ahead of Wednesday evening's contest versus the Clippers.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavs start a five-game road trip on Saturday night before returning home for just one game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Here is a look at their next five games after their showdown with the defending champions.

Monday, Feb. 6 at Utah Jazz at 8:00 p.m. CT

Wednesday, Feb. 8 at LA Clippers at 9:00 p.m. CT

Friday, Feb. 10 at Sacramento Kings at 9:00 p.m. CT

Saturday, Feb. 11 at Sacramento Kings at 9:00 p.m. CT

Monday, Feb. 13 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m. CT

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