According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will practice daily with a “mild” left ankle sprain. Doncic was ruled out against the Phoenix Suns after spraining his ankle minutes into Thursday night’s game. Fakes in the low post when trying to move to the basket. As he turned and landed, his left foot tangled with Mikal Bridges’ foot and rolled to one side. Doncic immediately began limping and walked quickly to the locker room.
Doncic was ruled out with a sprained left ankle at the start of the second quarter. Initial x-rays were negative.
He had one rebound and two missed field goals in three minutes. This is the first game of Doncic’s NBA career without a point.
Doncic averaged a league-high 33.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists in this game. After Thursday night, his scoring average dropped to 33 points per game, which would put him second in the league behind Joel Embiid (33.4 points per game).
Despite losing Doncic, Mavericks still have Spencer Dinwiddie scoring 36 points on 10-of-18 shooting with nine assists and six rebounds in a 99-95 win over the Suns. Dorian Finney-Smith had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwight Powell made two free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory with 15 points.
Chris Paul led the Suns with 22 points and 10 assists, while Cam Johnson had 22 points and eight rebounds. Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 20 rebounds. The loss ended Phoenix’s four-game winning streak.