NBA: Luka Doncic to miss game 1 against Jazz with calf strain
Dallas superstar Luka Doncic will miss Game 1 of the Mavericks’ first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, The Athletic reported Thursday.
The Mavericks announced Tuesday that an MRI confirmed the left calf strain for Doncic.
The Mavericks are the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. They host the fifth-seeded Jazz in Game 1 of their first-round series on Saturday afternoon.
Doncic, 23, sustained the injury in the third quarter of the Mavericks’ 130-120 win against the San Antonio Spurs in Sunday’s regular-season finale.
The two-time All-NBA performer and three-time All-Star averaged 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 65 starts this season, finishing third in the league in scoring and fifth in assists.
Dallas was 8-9 without Doncic in the lineup this season, including a 120-116 loss at Utah on Christmas Day.
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