Doncic (back) won't play Wednesday against the Thunder, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. The 22-year-old was downgraded from questionable to doubtful earlier in the day, so it's not a surprise to ultimately see him ruled out. Coach Rick Carlisle said Doncic has been battling the tightness in his lower back for a couple weeks, so he'll get some extra rest heading into the All-Star break. Trey Burke and Jalen Brunson should handle the bulk of the point duties for the Mavericks in his absence. According to Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site, Doncic is still expected to participate in the Skills Challenge and All-Star game over the break, so there doesn't appear to be much concern regarding the injury.
Doncic (back) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. Doncic is dealing with tightness in his lower back, and it looks like the Mavs may play it safe and hold the superstar out of their final game before the All-Star break. If that's ultimately the case, both Trey Burke and Jalen Brunson would be among the beneficiaries.
Doncic is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder due to low back tightness. Doncic continues to carry an extreme workload for the Mavericks, and he may sit out for the team's final game before the All-Star break. If Doncic ends up sidelined, expect Jalen Brunson and Trey Burke to see expanded roles.
Doncic had 33 points (12-22 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds and nine assists across 37 minutes in Monday's win over the Magic. Doncic recorded his third double-double over his last seven appearances after a couple of subpar performances -- according to his standards -- and ended just one assist shy of putting up his eighth triple-double of the season. Doncic continues to be a fantasy stud in all formats and has scored 30-plus points in four of his last seven contests.
Doncic compiled 27 points (11-21 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-6 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and two steals across 34 minutes in Saturday''s 115-98 win over the Nets. The Mavericks shut down James Harden and the Nets in the second half, and Doncic provided the offensive engine to end their losing streak. Doncic can sometimes be turnover-prone, but he kept his mistakes to a minimum and only coughed up the ball once. Overall it was a nice bounce-back game for the All-Star after an off game against the Sixers.
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