DALLAS – Luka Doncic will be listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs with a mild left knee strain.
The Dallas Mavericks’ point guard suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Houston Rockets.
Despite Sunday’s injury, Doncic remained in the game, which the Mavs lost, 94-93, to drop their record to 27-39.
Doncic finished the game with a team-high 19 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and a game-high tying nine assists. He also had two steals and blocked a pair of shots in 37 minutes.
However, the rookie from Slovenia was limited in Monday’s practice.
“He’s a maybe,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “He’ll be listed as questionable with what we consider a mild knee strain.”
Doncic was involved in the last play of the game that didn’t go the Mavs’ way. Not long after the crossed midcourt with the game clock about to expire, he was met by three members of the Rockets.
Faced with that dilemma, Doncic passed the ball in the corner to Jalen Brunson, who’s 14-footer at the buzzer was blocked by Chris Paul.
“We looked at that play today and it’s one of those situations where there’s a split second where if the ball moves at the right time you’re going to get a really good look,” Carlisle said. “It didn’t work out, but it’s an opportunity for us to learn from it.”