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Luka Doncic Out Until Next Week With Persistent Ankle Soreness

All-NBA point guard Luka Doncic is expected to be out until at least next week while he recovers from an ankle injury according to Coach Jason Kidd gave on Wednesday.

Doncic will remain in Dallas while he receives treatment for persistent left ankle soreness that has sidelined him to miss the past three games per Marc Stein. Doncic has been in and out of the Dallas lineup with an ankle and knee sprain, which he first suffered on November 15. The Mavs will be in Minnesota to play the Timberwolves on Sunday. Doncic also missed a December 4 game

Doncic has been hobbled since spraining his left ankle on Nov. 15 that forced hom to miss the next three games before making his return. However, the soreness persisted and even forced him out of the Mavs contest against the Grizzlies in early December to rest his ankle.

Doncic leads the team with 25.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game this season, and no other Mavericks player averages more than 20 points. Dallas is 2-4 in the games he has missed. While Doncic is out, Jalen Brunson will presumably take over starting point guard duties. Brunson is averaging a career-high 14.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game on 49.7 percent shooting from the field.

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