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Sport Mavericks MVP candidate Luka Doncic exits game with ankle injury

04:41  15 december  2019
04:41  15 december  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Doncic pours in 42 points, Mavericks top Suns 120-113

  Doncic pours in 42 points, Mavericks top Suns 120-113 PHOENIX (AP) — Luka Doncic tied a career high with 42 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 26 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 120-113 on Friday night. Doncic just missed a triple-double with 11 assists and nine rebounds. Hardaway shot 6 of 9 from 3-point range to help offset a quiet night from Kristaps Porzingis, who finished with two points. The teams entered the final quarter tied at 89. The Mavericks went on an 8-0 run midway through the fourth to take a 104-97 lead and never trailed again.Doncic was coming off a subpar outing Tuesday night in a loss to the Clippers, where he shot 4 of 14 from the field and missed all eight 3-point attempts.

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Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited Saturday's game in the opening minutes because of a sprained right ankle and was ruled out for the remainder of Doncic 's streak of 20 consecutive games with at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists ended due to the injury . Only Oscar Robertson had a

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, who has jumped into MVP candidacy after winning Rookie of the Year last season, had to be helped off the court in Saturday’s game with an apparent ankle injury.

a man holding a basketball: Luka Doncic has been the breakout star of the 2019 season so far. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Luka Doncic has been the breakout star of the 2019 season so far. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Doncic appeared to turn his ankle on the foot of Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn while driving into the lane. He had to be helped into the locker room while a stunned Dallas crowd looked on.

The Mavericks soon announced that Doncic is questionable to return to the game with a right ankle injury. A subsequent close-up of the injury was not encouraging.

Luka Doncic meets young Slovenian boy after raising more than $2 million for his medical treatments

  Luka Doncic meets young Slovenian boy after raising more than $2 million for his medical treatments Instead of rushing out to the court on Sunday night at the Staples Center, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had something more important to do. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Before leading the Mavericks past the Lakers on Sunday, Luka Doncic stopped to meet a young Slovenian boy he helped travel to Los Angeles for a rare medical treatment. (Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images) Doncic stopped just short of the floor in Los Angeles to join his mother, Mirjam Poterbin, who was standing with 22-month-old Kris Zudich and his family.

Latest on Dallas Mavericks small forward Luka Doncic including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN. Spin: Despite the defeat, Doncic extended his streak of at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists to 19 games , breaking Michael Jordan's record of 18 games with such feat.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic missed two straight games with a sore ankle . The injury is not serious, but no word yet if he misses more playing time. The Mavs figure to be cautious given their place in the standing and the importance of Luka to their franchise.

Any time lost for Doncic would be awful news for the Mavericks, who have hurtled into playoff contention thanks to the Slovenian’s play. The Mavericks currently hold the third-best record in the Western Conference at 17-7.

Entering Saturday, Doncic was averaging 30.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game with a .619 true-shooting percentage. Simply put, he has been one of the five best players in the league this year at the age of 20.

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