June 23, 2024

Luka Dončić questionable for Game 2 of NBA Finals between Mavericks-Celtics


BOSTON — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić is “questionable” to play Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday against the Boston Celtics because of a chest bruise, the team announced.

Dončić, who scored 30 points with 10 rebounds in Dallas’ 107-89 loss in Game 1, was downgraded from “probable” when the Mavs added a thoracic contusion, or chest wall bruise, to his list of injuries. He had previously been dealing with a right knee sprain and left ankle soreness.

He was seen grabbing at his torso during practice Saturday.

In a nod to the pain he’s been managing, Dončić said Wednesday he would play for his native Slovenia in an Olympic qualifying tournament shortly after the Finals if his knee didn’t worsen.

Dončić is the only player on either team appearing on the injury report. Game 2 is at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at TD Garden.

This story will be updated.

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