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Luka Doncic has been sidelined with a calf injury. But will he return to the Dallas Mavericks for Game 4 against the Utah Jazz?
The Dallas Mavericks have been without star Luka Doncic since the regular-season finale, where he suffered a calf strain. Despite the fact that he missed the first three games of Dallas’ first-round series against the Utah Jazz, they hold a 2-1 lead.
With the Mavericks having the chance to take a 3-1 series lead with a Game 4 win in Utah on Apr. 23, will Doncic be available in the lineup?
Luka Doncic will play today vs Jazz in Game 4
According to ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, there is “increasing optimism” that Doncic will be play in Game 4. However, Wojnarowski notes that Doncic would play on limited minutes if he is able to get through pre-game warm-ups without any setbacks.
Since suffering the strain to his left calf, Doncic has progressed in his recovery. In fact, Doncic said ahead of Game 4 that he is not experiencing any pain in his calf after going through full basketball activities and playing five-on-five.
Tip-off for Game 4 will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET. We will update this post once an official update is provided on Doncic’s playing status.