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The Dallas Mavericks star reportedly received a painkiller injection

By meerna Jun12,2024

The Dallas Mavericks are currently losing to the Boston Celtics 0-2 in the NBA Finals.

They lost both games on the road in Boston, and in the second game on Sunday evening they lose 105-98.

All-Star forward Luka Doncic was unexpectedly ruled questionable in Game 2, but ultimately played with 32 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals while shooting 12/21 from the field and 4/9 from three… in 42 points. minutes of play.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Malika Andrews provided some intriguing details about Doncic.

By MacMahon: “Luka 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.”

Despite the injury, Doncic was arguably the best player on the court and also made history.

Via StatMuse: “Youngest player in NBA history with a 30-point triple-double in the Finals.”

That said, MacMahon and Andrews’ report is noteworthy and will be monitored over the next few games.

June 9, 2024;  Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) in the fourth 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 center Al Horford (42) in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory: Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports

Doncic is averaging 29.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.8 steals per contest while shooting 44.6% from the field and 34.8% from three-point range in the first 19 games of the NBA Playoffs in 2024.

The third game of the series will be on Wednesday night in Dallas (and the fourth game will be on Friday).

June 9, 2024;  Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) during the fourth 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) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory: Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports

The Mavs last won their title in 2011.

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