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Mavericks star Luka Doncic (ankle) doubtful vs. Rockets

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Jan 5, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) defends against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 5, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) defends against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic is doubtful for Friday’s game against the Houston Rockets due to a right ankle injury.

Doncic was injured in the final minutes of Wednesday’s 99-82 home win over the Golden State Warriors. He limped off the floor with 1:33 remaining.

Afterward, Doncic said he wasn’t concerned about the injury.

“I twisted it, but it’s not the bad one, so I guess it’ll be OK,” Doncic said, referring to the left ankle he injured twice earlier this season.

Doncic recently missed 10 straight games — five due to a left ankle injury and five while in COVID-19 protocol.

The fourth-year player is averaging 25 points, 8.8 assists and 8.0 rebounds in 24 games.

The Mavericks will also be without big man Kristaps Porzingis (COVID-19 protocol) for the third straight game. He went into protocol Monday.

–Field Level Media