Luka Doncic lastly returned for the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday after a three-game absence. The Mavs star has been coping with a number of sprains on each his left knee and his left ankle however apparently, these weren’t sufficient to stop him from taking the ground in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers.
As anticipated, Doncic got here up large for the Mavs as he led his crew to a 112-104 win over their rivals. After the sport, Luka admitted that he really did the whole lot he might to guarantee that he was going to be out there for the Clippers recreation:
“It’s at all times particular,” Doncic mentioned, by way of Farbod Ensaashari of Fan Nation. “I wished to play this recreation actually badly. That’s why I obtained to say that the medical workers did an excellent job, everybody helped me, day by day. We made it occur.
“Mentally I used to be glad to be again. I miss basketball, it’s solely been three days. Like I mentioned this morning we are going to do the whole lot attainable to play the sport. I felt nice after I awoke from my nap and I used to be simply able to go.”
Doncic missed three video games as a result of his ankle and knee issues, but it surely appears like he had this date encircled in his calendar. The Mavs star has a little bit of historical past with the Clippers, and a few of his ardour got here pouring out early within the recreation in opposition to LA swingman Terance Mann.
After Tuesday’s win, Luka and the Mavs are actually 10-7 and are sitting on the fourth spot within the Western Convention, with the Clippers simply half a recreation behind them at fifth.