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Mavericks star Luka Doncic (ankle) sits out vs. Trail Blazers

Jan 14, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) playfully hands the ball to an assistant coach before a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is sitting out Sunday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a left ankle injury one night after scoring a season-low 15 points.

Doncic was just 7-of-19 shooting and missed all five 3-point attempts on Saturday as Dallas lost 136-119 to the host Trail Blazers in the first game of the back-to-back set.

It is the fifth game Doncic has missed this season. He leads the NBA with a 33.8 scoring average.

Christian Wood (ankle) returned to the lineup after sitting out Saturday for Dallas. Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle) was ruled out after being hurt on Saturday.

–Field Level Media