CHICAGO: Luka Doncic sat out the Dallas Mavericks’ game on Sunday (Monday in Manila) against the Chicago Bulls because of a left quadriceps contusion.
Doncic was injured on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in the second quarter of a home victory over Miami Heat. He continued to play and finished with season highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds.
He’s listed as day-to-day with his status Monday night at Houston uncertain.
“We’ll see how he is tomorrow,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “We don’t think this is a long-term thing.”
The 21-year-old Slovenian star is off to a relatively slow start this season. He’s averaging 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists, shooting 43.2 percent overall and 16.1 percent on 3-pointers in five games.