The Mavericks can, reportedly, breathe a sigh of relief. Their superstar is relatively fine.
Tim McMahon of ESPN reports that the MRI results for Luka Doncic’s sprained left ankle revealed “nothing alarming.”
Source: MRI on Luka Doncic's sprained left ankle revealed "nothing alarming." He is expected to be a gametime decision for Sunday afternoon's Game 4 vs. Clippers.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) August 23, 2020
Mavericks star Luka Doncic is listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain for Game 4 against the LA Clippers on Sunday (ABC, 3:30 ET). He will be a game-time decision.
Doncic limped off the court after spraining his left ankle in the third quarter of Friday’s Game 3 loss. He returned to play a little of the fourth before checking out for good and going back to the locker room area.
The Clippers went on to win, 130-122, behind 36 points from Kawhi Leonard.
Doncic, speaking with reporters postgame, said: “It’s not that bad. A little sprain.”
He finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists but had a rough night, shooting just 4 for 14 from the field and 4 for 10 from the foul line.
Doncic was defending Leonard on a drive with about 4 minutes remaining in the third when his left ankle rolled and he fell to the court. He got up and tried to go toward the nearby Dallas bench but quickly went back down to the court again. He was then able to get back up and limp directly toward the locker room area.
He came back to the bench area a few minutes later and started the fourth quarter but he wasn’t moving well and soon departed again, sitting on the bench with his head in his hand.
Carlisle said the good news was the injury was to the left ankle, not the one that has troubled the second-year guard.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.