Luka Doncic was listed as probable on the NBA injury report for each of the first two games of the Western Conference Finals. He ended up playing in both games, but the Mavs star is on the injury report once again for Game 3.

Maxi Kleber (shoulder) and Olivier-Maxence Prosper (ankle) have already been ruled out for the game. Doncic, meanwhile, is battling a right knee sprain and left ankle soreness.

Doncic was at shootaround on Sunday morning, but the Mavs have been closely monitoring his injury situation.

Doncic has yet to miss a contest in the NBA playoffs. He has made it clear that he's willing to play despite the injury concerns. And he has performed well so far in this series.

Game 3 is a pivotal affair. If the Mavericks can earn a victory, they will be in complete control with a 3-0 lead. If the Timberwolves can find a way to win, however, then Minnesota will steal a crucial amount of momentum. Additionally, the Timberwolves will guarantee that at least one more game will be played in Minnesota with a Game 3 victory.

There's no question that Game 3 holds plenty of importance. So is Luka Doncic playing tonight vs. the Timberwolves?

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Luka Doncic injury status for Game 3

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) walks back up the court during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game four of the second round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Center.
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Doncic was initially listed as questionable for Game 3 with his knee and ankle concerns. Fortunately, he has been given the greenlight to play an hour before tip-off.

Again, Luka has been listed as probable or questionable on a fairly consistent basis during the postseason. Nevertheless, the fact that he was probable in Games 1 and 2 and is now questionable raised some concerns.

Luka led the Mavs to a Game 2 win. Doncic recorded a 32-point, 13-assist, 10-rebound triple-double. The Mavericks star also made a game-winning shot with just seconds remaining on the clock. Dallas ultimately won by a final score of 109-108.

Dallas is in a good position. The Timberwolves are not going to back down, though. Teams tend to be most dangerous in must-win contests, which is what Game 3 represents for Minnesota.

Still, the Mavericks certainly have confidence at the moment.

And when it comes to the question of if Luka Doncic is playing tonight vs. the Timberwolves, the answer is YES.