Memphis – The dallas mavericks played without injuries luka doncic And Kyrie Irving for a Saturday night road game against memphis grizzlies,
Doncic was ruled out earlier this week with a left thigh strain. Irving is dealing with a sore right foot and was ruled out 90 minutes before tipoff.
“Soreness is a concern, so when we go back [to Dallas]We’ll take a look at that,” coach Jason Kidd said in front of the team. 112-108 loss, “Hopefully, he’s not out for too long.”
Irving joined the team in Memphis and participated in the shootaround after missing Friday’s practice for personal reasons.
Irving said he initially felt pain in his foot after playing 41 minutes in Wednesday’s loss New Orleans PelicansIn which Doncic passed out in the third quarter.
Irving told ESPN after the shootout, “I didn’t come out in third and fourth, so it’s a little bit of a tweak.” “I’m doing everything right now. Just taking my days and recovering. … I’m skeptical right now. [vs. the Grizzlies], I will do everything I can in the next few hours to be ready for the performance.”
Irving had an excuse on Friday to travel to his native New Jersey and attend the funeral of Najee Seabrook, an anti-violence activist who was fatally shot by police.
“Losing someone and dealing with the circumstances we’re in right now is already difficult,” Irving told ESPN. “Just out of respect, I send my blessings to his family. I was there to pay my respects. There’s just too much going on. It’s tough.”
Doncic’s left thigh has been bothering him for several games and has become progressively more painful, leaving the All-Star Wednesday in the third quarter of a 113-106 loss to the Pelicans.
An MRI on Doncic’s left thigh on Thursday no harm doneAnd once the discomfort subsides, Doncic will return, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Kidd said Mav is taking Doncic’s situation on a day-to-day basis.
Dallas is 5-8 since joining the team after a blockbuster trade with Irving Brooklyn Nets, This includes a 3–6 record in games played by both Doncic and Irving.