Luka Doncic Updates His Health Status With Mavericks

Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Updates His Health Status

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After the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers at home, superstar Luka Doncic gave an update on his health.

Doncic is dealing with a lower back contusion. The new dad also claims other things are hurting as well.

“I don’t know how I played,” Doncic said. “I slept very little today. Everything hurts. I’m getting old, man, but we got two back-to-back wins, which is amazing, especially against a team like the Lakers. So I’m really proud of these guys.”

Doncic played 43 minutes against the Lakers. He finished with 33 points, six rebounds and 17 assists while shooting 12-of-28 from the field, 3-of-10 from beyond the arc and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. The Mavericks are now 15-8 on the season. They are in third place in the Western Conference standings.

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“The thing is for him to learn how to rest on offense when he gets double-teamed, and that’s what he’s doing,” Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd said about Doncic. “He’s getting double-teamed at the top of the floor, and he’s trusting that once he does that, it’s advantage basketball.”

Doncic could win the MVP Award this season. He’s averaging 32.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 8.9 assists while shooting 48.2% overall, 38.4% from 3 and 78.5% from the foul line. Doncic is first in the NBA in total points, second in points per game, fourth in total assists and fourth in assists per game.

“Anytime you play a guy like Luka that’s so talented, so good passing the ball, but obviously scores it as well, it makes it tough,” Lakers guard Austin Reaves said about Doncic. “That’s the challenge when you have a guy like that on the other team that you’re trying to slow down.”

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Doncic is now 6-7 against Lakers star LeBron James. The two legends are very close friends and spoke for a while after the game.

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