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Sport Luka Doncic heads to locker room after scary fall vs. Lakers

06:25  30 december  2019
06:25  30 december  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers minutes before halftime after taking a scary fall in Doncic , who also appeared to hurt his lower back on the play, stayed in the game long enough to make a pair of free throws but then left for the locker room .

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers minutes before halftime after taking a scary fall in the paint.

a person holding a basketball: Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited Sunday's game against the Lakers after taking a scary fall. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited Sunday's game against the Lakers after taking a scary fall. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The 20-year-old was driving to the basket with just over two minutes left in the half when he tangled with Dwight Howard and awkwardly hit his head on the floor.

Doncic, who also appeared to hurt his lower back on the play, stayed in the game long enough to make a pair of free throws but then left for the locker room. The team announced during halftime that he is expected to return at some point in the second half.

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Doncic scored 10 first-half points but was only 2-for-7 from the field and had four turnovers to four assists.

Hardaway exits with hamstring injury

Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. got a bit too excited after scoring his first points of the game. After missing his first five shots, one of which was a blocked layup, the veteran guard slammed home a powerful dunk with six minutes left in the first frame.

Only problem? He pulled up with a hamstring injury shortly after landing. He will not return the rest of the game.

Hardaway is in his first full season with the Mavericks after landing in Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. He is currently third on the team with 14.1 points per game.

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