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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic shares a cryptic quote ahead of Game 3

By meerna Jun12,2024

All-Star forward Luka Doncic was fantastic in the first two games of the 2024 NBA Finals.

However, the Dallas Mavericks are 0-2 against the Boston Celtics after losing each of their first two games in Boston.

Doncic was deemed questionable for Game 2, but still had 32 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals while shooting 12 of 21 from the field and 4 of 9 from three-point range.

On Tuesday, DonciΔ‡ met with the media and talked about his health condition (h/t WFAA’s Mike Leslie).

Doncic: β€œI feel good. I don’t want to give more details, but I feel good.”

Following Doncic’s quote, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Malika Andrews provided more details.

By MacMahon: β€œLuka Doncic received a painkiller injection before the second game to numb the area of ​​his chest injury, sources say @malika_andrews and I. We expect Doncic to get another chance before Game 3.”

Doncic is having another fantastic regular season, in which he averaged 33.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game in 70 games, shooting 48.7% from the field and 38.2% % from three-point shooting.

The Mavs are fifth in the Western Conference and have a record of 50-32.

They defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves in the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs.

June 9, 2024;  Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) in the third quarter of Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden.  Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports

June 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) in the third quarter of Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory: Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports

Dallas needs to win Game 3 to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole.

After Wednesday’s game, the teams will remain in Dallas for game four.

By meerna

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