Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks will be taking on the Indiana Pacers tonight. As we approach the final 10 games of this season, several teams are fighting for a spot in the NBA postseason. This includes the Dallas Mavericks who are currently struggling with 36 wins and 39 losses, giving them the 11th seed in a jam-packed Western Conference.
They will be playing against the Indiana Pacers, who are at 33 wins and 42 losses. Although the records look significantly different, Indiana also holds the 11th spot in the Eastern Conference and is fighting for a spot in the play-in tournament.
As both these teams get ready to face off, fans should undoubtedly want to know the injury reports and expected rosters for the Mavs and the Pacers. After all, it will also help in the formation of an expert prediction regarding the outcome of this game.
Luka Doncic is listed as available for the Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers game tonight
Unfortunately for Mavs fans, their team is already on a 4 game losing streak and has slid to the bottom half of the Western Conference. They are coming off two unexpected losses to the Charlotte Hornets. It initially looked like he was going to be suspended. However, the NBA has rescinded his foul call and he is expected to play
Thankfully he is not injured. He has been suspended for one game after receiving his 16th technical foul this season. Something that also recently happened to Memphis Grizzlies star Dillon Brooks. While the style of refereeing can be called out as a reason for this, there is no denying that Doncic’s attitude towards unfavorable foul calls has been terrible. Thankfully, his latest technical foul has been rescinded and he could still suit up for his team.
The NBA has rescinded Dallas star Luka Doncic’s 16th technical foul, making him eligible to play tonight vs. Pacers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 27, 2023
Whether he plays or not the rest of his team will have to still have to step up and get this win if they have any hopes of making it into the NBA playoffs. With that being said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for both the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers in their game tonight.
Dallas Mavericks injury report
There are no injuries listed for the Dallas Mavericks tonight
Dallas Mavericks expected roster
- Kyrie Irving
- Luka Doncic
- Josh Green
- Dwight Powell
- Christian Wood
Indiana Pacers injury report
- Buddy Hield (out)
- Chris Duarte (out)
- Kendall Brown (out)
- Tyrese Haliburton (questionable)
- Myles Turner (questionable)
Indiana Pacers expected roster
- Tyrese Haliburton
- Isaiah Jackson
- Andrew Nembhard
- Bennedict Mathurin
- Myles Turner
As we can tell from the injury reports, Doncic is the only player on the Mavs initially expected to not play tonight. On the other hand, the Pacers have several key players injured for this game. Finally, here are the expert predicitions for this game.
The Mavs are favored over the Pacers tonight
Although the Dallas Mavericks are on a 4-game losing streak they will still be favored to win it. After all, they will have Kyrie Irving in addition to Doncic, who is still arguably the best player on the court for this match. They are also undoubtedly hungry for a win after multiple losses.
While it is still possible for the Pacers to come out on top, they will simply not be favored to win tonight and will be considered the underdogs. Not having Buddy Hield will undoubtedly hurt them against a talented team like the Mavs. Moreover, they have a worse record and more injuries. Therefore, we are siding with the Mavericks for tonight’s match.