Luka DoncicThe Dallas Mavericks‘The most important player, could be out of Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs against Utah Jazz, scheduled for Monday, as he has not yet recovered from a strain in his left calf. The news will be horrific for the Mavericks as they lost their home ground advantage on Saturday when they lost 99-93 and without their superstar they could be 0-2 in the series, forced to win on the road.
There is still significant improvement from the injury
Several sources indicate that Doncic has not made enough progress in his recovery, and although the team has not ruled out his participation in the game, he will have to develop significantly during these 24 hours to be able to appear on the field, albeit in a limited way.
This Sunday, Doncic performed a light workout for the second day in a row indicating progress in the injury. The Slovenian has been training on a stationary bike and jogging on the treadmill in recent days, but coach Jason Kidd said his situation 2 . game Not yet determined.
If Doncic does not play, Jazz will be the preferred bet 5.5 points
“Yesterday was another good day, he’s back on the field today, so that’s a plus. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” said the Mavericks coach. Jason Kidd She said.
“Luca’s injury came at the wrong time, but we can’t cry over spilled milk. We are all professionals and understand the situation. If he can go, it doesn’t automatically mean we’ll win matches but we feel better if he’s on the field. Hopefully he’ll be on the field soon.”
Doncic was injured in the final regular season game with the Mavericks on Sunday, April 10 and has since not been involved in training with the Texans.
During the time the press was allowed into training on Sunday, Doncic worked in the weight room before doing a light-duty shooting session on the court.
Doncic specific weight for Mavs
Dallas 8-10 without Doncic this season, including Game 1 Loss to Jazz.
Doncic appeared in 65 regular season games, averaging 35.4 minutes of playing time per game. He averaged 9.9 baskets and 21.6 attempts per game, his team’s highest on both counts. The Mavs lead in points per game with 28.4 rebounds (9.1 per game), of which 8.3 are defensive rebounds. He is also the leader in assists with 8.7 per duel and even in steals (1.2 per game).
After Doncic, Latvia christaps porsingisHe was the Mavericks’ second-best scorer with 19.2 and rebounds (7.7), but he could only participate in 34 games in the regular season, so the team’s offensive weight fell to the Slovenian shooting guard.
Additionally, the Mavs are bound to win Game 2 on Monday, or else they’ll have to fly to Utah with a 0-2 loss, forcing them to win at least one game down the road with little wiggle room to recover in the series.