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Luka Doncic returns to Mavericks' lineup tonight vs. Pistons

The 23-year-old superstar will play tonight after missing 1 game due to a left ankle sprain.

Luka Doncic suffered a left ankle sprain during the 1st quarter of Mavericks-Suns last Thursday. 

Dallas Mavericks forward-guard Luka Doncic will play tonight against the Detroit Pistons (8:30 ET, NBA League Pass), the team announced earlier.

Doncic was sidelined for Saturday’s 108-100 loss in Utah due to a left ankle sprain. The 23-year-old superstar suffered the injury last Thursday against the Phoenix Suns.

He was trying to make a move close to the basket against Phoenix’s Cam Johnson but stepped on Mikal Bridges’ foot before passing the ball and limping away. Coach Jason Kidd called a timeout, and Doncic slowly made his way to the locker room. Despite Luka’s absence, the Mavericks went on to a 99-95 victory over the Suns.

Doncic is averaging 33 points, 8.9 rebounds and 8.4 assists with the Mavericks this season.