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Sports Mavs put no timetable on Doncic return with playoffs looming

00:55  13 april  2022
00:55  13 april  2022 Source:   msn.com

Mavs rout Lakers 128-110 with LeBron sitting, AD near return

  Mavs rout Lakers 128-110 with LeBron sitting, AD near return DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 34 points in a triple-double and the Dallas Mavericks routed the Lakers 128-110 on Tuesday night with Los Angeles missing LeBron James because of an ankle issue while anticipating the return of long-injured Anthony Davis. James and Davis didn't play after being listed as doubtful, which was actually an upgrade for Davis. The eight-time All-Star hasn't played since Feb. 16 because of a right mid-foot sprain. His first full practice since the injury was Monday in Dallas. The question is when the superstars return.

Dallas Mavericks ' Marquese Chriss and a member of the staff check on guard Luka Doncic (77) who suffered an unknown lower leg injury in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Dallas. Dallas (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks are not putting a timetable on Luka Doncic 's return from a calf strain four days before the opener of a first-round playoff series against Utah. The team said Tuesday that the 23-year-old superstar had begun treatment. Doncic strained his left calf late in the third quarter of what turned out to be a meaningless

Mavs have not set a timetable for his return .Source: Twitter @espn_macmahon What's the buzz on Twitter? Eddie Sefko @ESefko The latest on Luka's strained left calf, and how his leadership is fueli Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan Mavs just announced they’ll have their first playoff practice tomorrow morning with media availability for Jason Kidd and at least one player around 12:30 p.m. I’m confident there will be some Luka Doncic update before then and also confident Luka Doncic will not be that player.

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are not putting a timetable on Luka Doncic's return from a calf strain four days before the opener of a first-round playoff series against Utah.

  Mavs put no timetable on Doncic return with playoffs looming © Provided by The Canadian Press

The team said Tuesday that the 23-year-old superstar had begun treatment. Doncic strained his left calf late in the third quarter of what turned out to be a meaningless regular-season finale against San Antonio on Sunday.

Dallas opens the playoffs at home Saturday against the Jazz. The fourth-seeded Mavericks have home-court advantage in the playoffs for the first time since they won their only championship in 2011. That's also the last time Dallas won a postseason series.

Doncic's 35 points, 13 assists send Mavs past Cavs 120-112

  Doncic's 35 points, 13 assists send Mavs past Cavs 120-112 CLEVELAND (AP) — With a large, loud contingent of Slovenia fans on hand, Luka Doncic wanted to give his countrymen a show. The Cavaliers couldn't stop it. “When all the people come to see you, you want to put on a show," Doncic said. He didn't disappoint. Doncic scored 35 points, added 13 assists and just missed another triple-double, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 120-112 win on Wednesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were without star rookie forward Evan Mobley. Dorian Finney-Smith added a career-high 28 points — many of them off passes from Doncic — for Dallas, which came in fourth in the Western Conference and locked up one of the top six playoff spots.

Mavs Put No Timetable on Doncic Return With Playoffs Looming .

Mavs Put No Timetable on Doncic Return With Playoffs Looming . "The result is a diverse group of artists, each with a singular vision, who impressed the judges with the intensity of their presentations, while also dealing with important issues facing our society today." This year marks the Turner Prize's return to Liverpool for the first time in 15 years.

“He's in great spirits today,” coach Jason Kidd said after Tuesday's practice. “We'll see how his body feels tomorrow. I think we’ll prepare with him and we’ll also prepare without him.”

Doncic finished as the NBA's third-leading scorer at 28.4 points per game. He was the only player in the league to average at least 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game.

The two-time All-Star wouldn't have been eligible for the finale against the Spurs if the NBA hadn't rescinded his 16th technical foul, assessed in the second-to-last game. Without the reversal, Doncic would have served a one-game suspension.

Doncic played his normal rotation, which included all of the first quarter and was supposed to be all of the third. Kidd said he would have been finished for the night after the third. The injury happened in the final three minutes of the quarter.

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Mavs Put No Timetable on Doncic Return With Playoffs Looming .

Mavs Put No Timetable on Doncic Return With Playoffs Looming .

There was no sign of Doncic during the portion of practice open to reporters. Fellow guard Spencer Dinwiddie said he “looked fine to me,” and Jalen Brunson said he was optimistic Doncic would play. Brunson will be the starting point guard if Doncic is out.

“I hope for the best,” Brunson said. “I mean, that's our organization right there.”

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This story has been updated to correct timing of injury.

Schuyler Dixon, The Associated Press

Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry week-to-week with lower-body injury .
The development is a concerning one with the playoffs approaching.With the playoffs beginning in just over two weeks, such a designation is highly concerning for the Penguins. Although it is possible that Jarry returns in time for the team’s first playoff game, this recent development is not an optimistic one.

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