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Luka Doncic Listed On Injury Report For Celtics-Mavs Game 3

On Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks will host the Boston Celtics for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

For the game, All-Star forward Luka Doncic is listed as probable on the injury report, so he should be available.

Via WFAA’s Mike Leslie: “Luka Doncic has been upgraded to “probable” for Game 3 of the NBA Finals, due to his chest contusion.

His knee and ankle injuries were removed from the injury report. »

Doncic was questionable for Game 2, but finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals while shooting 12/21 from the field and 4/9 from three-point range in 42 minutes of play.

The Mavs trail the Celtics 0-2 after losing both road games in Boston.

Most recently, they lost the second game by a score of 105-98.

June 9, 2024;  Boston, Massachusetts, United States;  Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) during the fourth quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden.  Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

June 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) during the fourth quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Although Doncic played well, the Mavs will need more from Kyrie Irving over the next two games.

He’s coming off a game where he had 16 points, two rebounds and six assists while shooting 7/18 from the field and 0/3 from three-point range in 41 minutes of play.

Additionally, Irving failed to score three points in the first two games (0/8).

Game 4 of the series is Friday night (also in Dallas).

The Mavs are in the NBA Finals for the first time since winning the 2011 NBA championship over LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

June 9, 2024;  Boston, Massachusetts, United States;  Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) steals the ball from Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in the third quarter during game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden.  Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

June 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) steals the ball from Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in the third quarter during game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

As for the Celtics, they are in the final for the second time in the previous three seasons.

They last won a title in 2008.



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