The Dallas Mavericks are one of the hottest teams in the league right now. They have won 8 of their last 10 games. Much of their success is due to their 2018 draft day signing, Luka Doncic. Tonight they face the Sacramento Kings in a Western Conference matchup that is expected to be a one-sided affair.
The Kings sit 13th in the Western Conference standings and have lost 6 of their last 10 games. Contrarily, the Mavericks are enjoying a surge of form. The uptick in form comes after the integration of the newest Mavericks signings, Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans. And the incredible Luka Doncic.
The Sacramento Kings have lost 2 of their 3 encounters with the Dallas Mavericks this season and will draw relief if not confidence from the looming question mark over Luka Doncic’s availability.
Luka Doncic is questionable to play against the Sacramento Kings
Luka Doncic has already missed 15 games this season due to an injury and Covid-19 restrictions. 2 of those games included a doubleheader against the Sacramento Kings. And in 3 games between the Kings and the Mavericks, the Kings have lost 2 games. This is why they will welcome Luka Doncic’s questionable availability.
In his last game against the Sacramento Kings, Luka Doncic scored 23 points and 10 assists to lead the Mavericks to a 105-99 win.
However in the latest communication from the Mavericks camp, Luka Doncic has been listed as day-to-day after he dropped 41 points in a game against the Golden State Warriors. Doncic is questionable against the Sacramento Kings.
Luka Dončić (left toe sprain), Sterling Brown (illness) and Trey Burke (left shoulder sprain) are all questionable for tomorrow afternoon’s game against Sacramento.
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) March 4, 2022
The Dallas Mavericks will not be too concerned as it is a minor injury and can very well be played through if they deem it worth the risk. Which they will not. Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie have proved to be able replacements as guards for the Mavericks.
And Jason Kidd will readily take the opportunity to rest up his superstar before a tough stretch of games.