Luka Doncic injury puts playoff status in doubt as Mavs top Spurs

Luka Doncic He wouldn’t even play in what turned out to be a meaningless regular-season final in the playoffs Dallas Mavericks Without a reprieve from the NBA.

The star was minutes from finishing the game against San Antonio when he injured his left leg. Now the Mavericks are waiting to see when, maybe even if, 23 year old all star He will play in the first round against Utah starting Saturday.

What happened to Luka Doncic?

Doncic left Dallas 130-120 win Sunday night with 2:24 Remaining in the third quarter, shortly after stopping and stopping as he turned to run to the defensive end. He called the medical staff when he got to his calf, and quickly went to the locker room after play had stopped.

coach bus Jason Kidd He said he intends to sit with Doncic the rest of the match after playing the entire third quarter, which is part of his normal rotation. He also played all of the first quarter and part of the second, which is also usual.

Among the many ominous signs for the Mavericks was this: When he left with injury, Doncic was leading the Mavericks in points (26), assists (nine) and rebounds (eight). It was still at the end of the game.

Hope it isn’t too dangerousKidd, who said he did not meet with Doncic or the club’s chief medical officer, Casey Smith, before speaking to reporters after the match.

The fourth seed Mavericks could have gone ahead, but he needed New Orleans to beat Golden Statee when the swans were seated several uniformed individuals. Warriors won 128-107.

Tottenham already finished last in the Western Conference, as the 10th seed, set to play in 9th seed New Orleans on Wednesday. The winner plays the loser between the Minnesota No. 7 and seeded eighth Los Angeles Clippers.

He said, “I can’t wait.” Keldon JohnsonWhich is ahead of Tottenham with 24 points. “I feel like it’s time for us to prove a few things. I feel like everyone has that mindset, and we all know we can do it as long as we do it together.”

Doncic was serving a One game comment Against Tottenham if the NBA doesn’t overturn his 16th technical foul, assessed two nights ago when he complained to officials about a lack of contact in a massive victory over Portland.