Source says Luka Doncic is ‘uncertain’ about Game 3, but Dallas Mavericks are hopeful of a return.

DALLAS — Mavericks superstar guard Luka DoncicThe team is hopeful that's recovery from a left calf strain has been successful enough to allow him to return to the first round. Utah JazzSources told ESPN that shifts are being made to Salt Lake City this Week.

ESPN was told by a source that Doncic's status for Thursday night's Game 3 is “uncertain.” The guard said the guard was “day-to-day.” Another source stated that Doncic's return to Game 3 is possible, but it was “not certain.”

The Mavericks were not in action Tuesday. Doncic, however, continued his rehabilitation, which included increasing basketball activities. The outcome of Doncic’s Tuesday workout and Wednesday practice will play a critical role in his chances of a quick return.

Dallas evened out the series with Monday’s 110-104 home winGuard is the leader Jalen BrunsonDoncic enthusiastically cheered on his career-high 41 points

Jason Kidd, Mavericks coach, stated before Monday's game “definitely going the right direction”

“He is doing more every day. He is in a great mental place, as I've stated from the beginning. Kidd stated, “He's been happy. He's been joking. He's just been himself.” “… “…

Doncic was injured in the calf during the Mavericks' regular season finale on April 10.

According to, the average time that a player has been absent from calf strain this season was 16 days. Mavericks reserve Guard Frank NtilikinaIn 12 days, Doncic was able to return from a calf strain. Game 3 will be played 11 days after Doncic was injures.

Brunson admitted that Brunson is eager to see his team win but that he must take his time after Monday's win. “I know that he is doing his best to help his team, but he must make the right decision for himself. Not always knowing exactly where he's at the moment [in the recovery process]He is, however, a competitor. I know this. We are trying to keep it down for him.”

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