Mavericks’ Luka Doncic begins vs. Spurs in return from ankle sprain – ESPN

Mavericks forward Luka Doncic scored 24 factors in his return from a sprained correct ankle Thursday night time, lifting Dallas to a 102-ninety eight gain over the San Antonio Spurs.

Doncic, who also had 10 rebounds and 8 helps in 33 minutes, missed the past 4 video games and was stated as questionable right before he commenced Thursday’s game.

It felt fantastic [to be back again],” Doncic said on TNT immediately after the video game. “It was like I was operating a marathon. I was so fatigued. It is really unique when you miss 4 or five game titles. It was terrific staying again.”

Moving into the day, he rated third in the NBA with 29.3 factors and 8.nine helps per video game, and he also averages 9.six rebounds.

He was a full participant in the Mavericks’ practice Tuesday, and the crew needed to keep track of how his ankle responded before inserting him in the lineup.

The Mavericks went 2-two in Doncic’s absence.

Doncic hurt the ankle when he stepped on the foot of Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn though driving to the basket in the opening minutes of the Mavs’ double-overtime decline on Dec. 14. The ankle rolled about so significantly that it touched the hardwood, and the Mavs felt privileged that X-rays had been destructive and Doncic was diagnosed with a lateral ankle sprain.