The Dallas Mavericks may be without superstars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving in their upcoming game against the Detroit Pistons, with Irving ruled out due to left hamstring soreness and Doncic questionable because of left ankle soreness, following the team securing their 50th win and a top-five seed in the Western Conference.

By the Numbers
  • Irving has played 58 games this season and scored 25 points in the recent victory over the Miami Heat.
  • Doncic, who recently dealt with right knee soreness, has missed only two games in the last month and is coming off a performance with 29 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists against the Heat.
Yes, But

Both Irving and Doncic seem open to gaining rest before the playoffs, potentially missing the final regular-season game against the Pistons.

State of Play
  • The Mavs have secured the Southwest Division title and a minimum fifth-place finish in the Western Conference.
  • Irving, with a 31-game streak, and Doncic are crucial players who might sit out allowing them to rest ahead of the playoffs.
  • Rookie center Dereck Lively II is also unlikely to play the final two regular-season games due to a right knee sprain.
What's Next

Irving and Doncic's availability and potential resting time before the playoffs will continue to be monitored as the Mavericks gear up for their playoff face-off with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bottom Line

The absence of Irving and potential absence of Doncic against the Pistons could provide crucial rest for both superstars as the Mavericks prepare for their playoff run against the Clippers.