Luka Doncic ‘good to go’ despite reported illness

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A source told The Dallas Morning News on Friday afternoon that Luka Doncic is “good to go” despite the comments from TNT play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Harlan after Doncic’s Game 1 struggles on Wednesday night. Doncic, like the rest of his team, endured a poor shooting performance in the Western Conference finals opener. He scored 20 points and shot 33.3% from the floor, his lowest marks this postseason.
Source: Callie Caplan @ Dallas Morning News

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brad Townsend @townbrad
From @Callie Caplan:
Source: Luka Doncic is ‘good to go’ for Mavs-Warriors Game 2 despite reported sickness…2:51 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Source: Luka Doncic is ‘good to go’ for Mavs-Warriors Game 2 despite reported sickness…2:47 PM

Zach Kram @zachkram
Nobody has ever won an NBA title with Luka Doncic’s usage rate. What is the history of high-usage stars in the playoffs, and can the Mavericks star break the mold?…1:21 PM

Tim Cato @tim_cato
Slovenia’s obsession with Luka Doncic is growing ever larger these playoffs. even grandmas are waking up in the middle of the night to watch him.
i talked to Slovenians about the country’s pride in a superstar very much their own:…1:07 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1995, the @Phoenix Suns Kevin Johnson had 46 points and 10 assists in a Game 7 loss to the Rockets in the conference semis.
Johnson is one of 10 players in NBA history to record at least 45p/10a in a playoff game, and one of only two to do so in a Game 7 (Luka Doncic). PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
I’m convinced that Luka Doncic is the Undertaker meme.
Luka is 21-5 after a loss this season and a ridiculous 20-6-0 against the spread, by far the best among NBA stars.
DAL+6 and +210 ML at @DKSportsbook PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New @Zach Kram on Luka and high usage stars in the playoffs:…10:56 AM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast!
—Boston‘s big revenge, Smart vs. Superstar Jimmy, GSW vs Luka and the WTF Suns w/ @Haralabos Voulgaris
—I called @jacko2323 to jinx the red-hot Yankees (it worked)
—An NFL schedule deep dive + a possible holy shit 2022 sleeper w/ @SharpFootball…1:02 AM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
How Mavs star Luka Doncic reminds Warriors of 2018 West finals matchup vs. James Harden…10:22 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New video: My @sportscenter report from Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, where Luka Doncic had a rude awakening thanks to Andrew Wiggins and the Warriors defense. PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
The Luka Rules…5:42 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Luka Doncic watched the Euroleague semifinal Barcelona-Real Madrid in Bay Area. That was his reaction after Real’s victory. #F4GLORY #dALLasIN PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Jay Williams calls out Luka Doncic over his defensive effort vs. the Warriors.…4:21 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
More than a half-hour after Mavs’ practice ended, Luka Doncic is still locked into watching Real Madrid in the EuroLeague final four. PM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Old habits die hard for Luka Doncic #F4Glory PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Dude really said: “I’m incredibly worried about Luka Doncic and y’all should be too”
The good part about these shows is they are never prisoners of the moment PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Keegan Murray on his former teammate Luka Garza: “He’s been a key influence on me.” Murray’s dad is from Battle Creek. PM

More on this storyline

Harlan, who will do play-by-play for broadcast throughout this series, said an illness may have compounded Doncic’s issues. “I hear he’s sick today,” Harlan told KNBR’s Greg Papa and John Lund on Thursday (via NBC Sports). “I guess he was up most of the night and ill. I’ve heard it now from two different people, so I’m assuming it’s probably true.” -via Dallas Morning News / May 20, 2022

Vincent Goodwill: Looks like Luka Doncic’s left thigh is wrapped up before Mavericks practice begins. He started limping a bit in the second half -via Twitter @VinceGoodwill / May 3, 2022

Brad Townsend: Kidd says Doncic and Kleber are fine. Doncic wrap is in fact due to the knee he took in the thigh from McGee. -via Twitter @townbrad / May 3, 2022