Sprained ankle will sideline Mavs star Doncic towards Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will miss a recreation at Utah on Saturday after spraining his left ankle towards Phoenix within the opener of a two-game journey.

Doncic’s absence leaves the Mavericks with out their high two scorers. Christian Wooden is recovering from a damaged left thumb.

The Mavericks went on to a 99-95 victory over the Suns on Thursday regardless of Doncic going out early within the first quarter. Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 36 factors.

Doncic was making an attempt to make a transfer near the basket towards Phoenix’s Cam Johnson, however stepped on Mikal Bridges’ foot earlier than passing the ball and limping away. Coach Jason Kidd referred to as a timeout, and Doncic slowly made his strategy to the locker room.

Will probably be the primary time the 6-foot-7 guard has been sidelined by an harm this season. Doncic has missed 5 video games on the second evening of back-to-backs, with harm restoration listed as the explanation in 4 of them.

Doncic, who has been operating neck-and-neck with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid for the NBA scoring lead, was simply voted to the All-Star crew for the fourth consecutive season.

The 23-year-old Doncic is averaging 33 factors, 8.9 rebounds and eight.4 assists.

Dallas can even be with out ahead Maxi Kleber, who has been out since early December with a torn proper hamstring.


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