SALT LAKE CITYsuperstar He has yet to face the Western Conference opponent in the first round of the series. Due to a strain in his left calf, he is not listed for Saturday's game 4.
Doncic has been playing full-speed basketball since Tuesday. He also played 5-on-5 on Thursday, Friday. He stated that he does not feel any discomfort or pain in his calf.
Doncic stated that “Nothing is bad” and that it was just better each day, more explosive, and everything.
The Mavs now hold a 2-1 series lead, while Doncic recovers. GuardDallas' primary ballhandler, without Doncic, has been a star in the series. He averaged 32.0 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per match while shooting 50.7% from floor and 41.2% from 3-point range.
Jason Kidd, Dallas coach, was insistent that Doncic's return is not affected by the Mavericks' advantage in the series. They have been patient with Doncic's healing process, as they do not want him to worsen the injury and be sidelined during the remainder of the playoffs.
“I feel like every game is possible, but the risk is too great, so I chose not to.” [in Game 3]Doncic agreed.
According to InStreetClothes.com, the average NBA player absence from calf strains this season was 16 days. Mavs reserve guardIn 12 days, Doncic was able to return from a calf strain. Doncic was hurt in the accident. Game 4 will take place 13 days later.
“Optimistic? Kidd stated before Friday's practice about Doncic's Game 4 status. He is moving in the right direction if you take a look at all he has done so far. He is listening to the medical [staff]He's the one doing all of the work and there have been no setbacks.
“We'll watch how he feels today. It's a quick turn. Tomorrow afternoon we play, so we'll find out how much he can accomplish today. We'll find out how he feels tomorrow if the workload is all he does.