Luka Doncic‘s MRI came back clean Thursday, and the Dallas Mavericks superstar is expected to return to action after the discomfort in his injured thigh allows him, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Doncic left Wednesday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in the third quarter after missing a step-back jumper. At that point, he’d scored 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting.
The injury has bothered Doncic for more than a week, he said. He could not pinpoint when it happened, only that he noticed it when he woke up the day after a game.
“I didn’t get hit. So, it’s kind of weird for me,” Doncic said. “I really don’t know what it is.”
After the loss to New Orleans, the Mavericks were 34-33 and narrowly in the Western Conference playoff picture.
Now in his fifth NBA season, Doncic is Dallas’ leading scorer, averaging 33.3 points per game before Wednesday’s matchup with the Pelicans. He has averaged 27.6 points and eight assists for his career.
— With files from The Associated Press