Is Luka Doncic Playing Tonight? (Latest Suspension Update for Mavericks vs. Pacers on March 27)
By Larry Rupp
The Dallas Mavericks are back in action Monday night as they face the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is Luka Doncic, who received his 16th technical foul of the season on Sunday.
Luka Doncic Suspension Update (3/27/2023)
The NBA has rescinded Doncic's technical foul against the Charlotte Hornets, which means he will be eligible to play against Indiana. His technical foul count for the season remains at 15, so one more is needed for him be handed a one-game suspension. That is worth pointing out for down the stretch.
Doncic had been given a technical foul in the third quarter of a disappointing loss to Charlotte after arguing a no-call following a missed layup at the rim. This is almost the exact same situation as last year when Doncic had his 16th technical foul rescinded prior to the Mavericks' regular-season finale.
Dallas checks in 1.0 game back of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the final play-in spot in the Western Conference, so having Doncic on the court is crucial. The four-time All-Star is in the midst of another amazing season as he is averaging a career-high 33.1 points as well as 8.7 rebounds and 8.2 assists.
Luka Doncic Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today
Luka Doncic is listed with over/unders of 31.5 points, 8.5 assists and 8.5 rebounds, on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds. With the season on the line, look for Doncic to pick apart an Indiana team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency. The Slovenian has averaged 34.7 points in the three games he's played since returning from a thigh injury, so backing his point total is an intriguing option.
Doncic is listed among the top options on the FanDuel DFS slate tonight, checking in with the most expensive price tag among all players ($12,100). That should come as no surprise as the 24-year-old is averaging 57.1 FanDuel fantasy points per game and is set to face a defense that gives up the eighth-highest opponent shooting percentage in the league (48.1%). Doncic should ball out again.
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