Luka Doncic out indefinitely with calf strain


An MRI confirmed Dallas Mavericks All-Star Luka Doncic has a left calf strain, and there is no timetable for his return, the Mavs announced on Tuesday.

The fourth-seeded Mavericks are set to host the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on Saturday. The Mavs are not required to list Doncic's status for that game until Friday at 6 p.m. ET (h/t Marc Stein).

Doncic suffered the injury in the third quarter of Dallas' regular-season finale against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

Doncic averaged 28.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 65 regular-season games, leading Dallas in all three categories. The Mavericks went 44-21 in games Doncic played and were 8-9 without him in the lineup.