Luka Doncic’s MRI Clears Concerns, Mavericks Await His Return

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, NBA News
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The Dallas Mavericks received encouraging news about Luka Doncic‘s recent hamstring scare, as coach Jason Kidd revealed to the NBA media that the MRI on Doncic’s injury showed no significant issues. The update came ahead of the Mavericks’ Thursday night clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Doncic was ruled out for the game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City, following his early exit from Wednesday’s 109-99 win over the Golden State Warriors due to left hamstring soreness.

Kidd indicated that Doncic would undergo further evaluation this weekend, with the Mavericks’ next game scheduled for Sunday at home against the Denver Nuggets.

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The setback interrupted Doncic’s remarkable sequence of seven consecutive triple-doubles. Before leaving the game on Wednesday, he had contributed 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists, falling short of extending his record-setting streak.

Before leaving the court, Doncic had been using a heating pad on his left hamstring after checking into the game. His discomfort became evident following an alley-oop to center Daniel Gafford, after which he signaled to Kidd that he needed to exit the game, subsequently heading to the locker room.

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During his historic run, Doncic set NBA records by achieving the most consecutive triple-doubles with at least 35 points in five games and 30 points in six games, showcasing his unparalleled talent and significance to the Mavericks.

Doncic has averaged 34.3 points, 9.8 assists, and 9.0 rebounds in 58 games this season, producing a likely All-NBA campaign for the fifth consecutive season.

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