Mavs star Luka Doncic drops truth bomb on injury scare in Game 1 loss vs. Warriors
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic admitted he’s in a bit of pain after a concerning injury scare during Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
In the second quarter of the contest, Doncic was seen grabbing his shoulder a few times, as it appeared to be bothering him. Of course it raised fears about his condition considering that the Mavs really need him if they want to beat the Warriors in the series.
Fortunately, the Slovenian wonderboy shared that he expects it to be better after treatment despite the “little bit of pain” he’s experiencing, per Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News.
Luka Doncic grabbed at his shoulder a few times in the second quarter.
He was still able to finish with a game-high 18 points in the first half 🔥pic.twitter.com/9mlxjLY5jy
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 19, 2022
Luka Doncic also got hurt in the first quarter when Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins gave him a Scarface treatment. The Mavs star, however, was not bothered by it and even loved it.
“It makes me look tougher,” Doncic said of the big scratch on his face.
Doncic struggled mightily in Game 1, so it’s not surprising why the Mavs faithful got worried about his condition. He had one of the worst playoff games of his career, finishing with 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field. He also had seven turnovers as Dallas got blown out 112-87.
Hopefully, Luka feels better come Game 2 as they try to even out the series.