Friday, March 31, 2023

Doncic sprained ankle in Dallas win over Suns

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Slovenian didn’t get to end first quarter, but Mavs beat Phoenix 95-99

Dinwiddie did his job overall and finished with 36 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists.

Luka Doncic suffered a sprain this Thursday left ankle and left the game in the first quarter that his dallas mavericksIn spite of his stardom, he has Phoenix Suns (95-99), Not even four minutes had been played in the game when Doncic stepped on Mikal Bridge’s right foot in search of a shot and immediately indicated he had hurt himself by spraining his left ankle. The Slovenian player limped to the locker room and never returned to the pitch.

The Mavericks reported late in the first period that Doncic had suffered a sprain and clarified that X-ray tests did not reveal a fracture. Doncic’s injury came just hours after he was selected for his fourth All-Star this Thursday (including starting those three selections this year).

Without their leader on the field and with other key losses like Christian Wood, the Mavericks swept Phoenix thanks to the great game of Spencer Dinwiddie (36 points on 10 of 18 shooting and 5 of 6 3-pointers, 6 rebounds). Left with valuable winnings. and 9 assists). Dorian Finney-Smith had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Mavericks (26-24) sealed the win thanks to last-minute free throws by Reggie Bullock and Dwight Powell.

Still without the injured Devin Booker, the Suns (25-25), very bleak in crucial moments and who snapped their four-game winning streak, were led by Chris Paul with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Deandre Ayton contributed 19 points and 20 rebounds, but did not have his best shooting day (6 of 20 shooting) and allowed Powell to steal a key defensive rebound with 12 seconds remaining.

The Suns lost this way again against some of the Mavericks who had destroyed them the previous year in game seven of the Western Conference semifinals, a duel they lost by 46 points (finally 90–123) and which still Stings in Phoenix.

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