Is Luka Doncic Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Updates and News for Mavericks vs 76ers on March 29)

Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Mavericks vs 76ers on March 29.
Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Mavericks vs 76ers on March 29. / AP Photos/LM Otero

The Dallas Mavericks are back in action Wednesday night as they face the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is Luka Doncic, who has been battling a thigh injury as of late.

Luka Doncic Injury Update (3/29/2023)

Doncic is not listed on the Mavericks' injury report, meaning he is good to go on Wednesday. The Slovenian superstar has averaged 32.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 9.8 assists in the four games he has played since returning from a five-game absence. The thigh injury seems to not be a worry anymore.

It is worth noting Doncic was in danger of missing Monday's game against the Pacers before his 16th technical foul of the season was rescinded. One more technical foul and Doncic will be handed a one-game suspension, which would loom large given Dallas remains on the outside of the playoff picture.

The Mavericks currently check in 11th in the Western Conference with a 37-39 record, but are only behind the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a head-to-head tiebreaker. Dallas needs Doncic to lead the squad to a few wins down the stretch and it starts with an exciting matchup against Philly.

Luka Doncic Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today

Luka Doncic is listed with over/unders of 31.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds, which is yet another indication that he will play. Backing Doncic to rack up at least 8 assists is an enticing option considering he has hit that mark in each of his last three games against the 76ers. Doncic has also tallied at least 8 assists in five of his last eight games overall.

Doncic is also listed among the top options on the FanDuel DFS slate tonight, checking in with the most expensive price tag of any player ($12,000). That should not come as a major surprise as the 24-year-old is averaging a reliable 57.0 FanDuel fantasy points per game and put up a solid stat line against the 76ers on March 2 (42 points, 12 assists & 4 rebounds). He is a safe anchor for your lineup.

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