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Luka Doncic is on the injury list for the Mavs' second game against the Celtics

On Sunday evening, the Dallas Mavericks will play against the Boston Celtics (in Massachusetts) in the second game of the NBA Finals.

For the game, the Mavs have listed All-Star forward Luka Doncic as a probable injury candidate.

Doncic was also likely to play in the first game, so he is expected to be available and in the starting lineup.

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The Mavs lost Game 1 (also in Boston) 107-89.

Doncic finished the game with 30 points, ten rebounds, one assist and two steals while shooting 12/26 from the field and 4/12 from three-point range in 38 minutes of play.

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) in the fourth quarter during Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) in the fourth quarter during Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The 25-year-old is coming off another excellent regular season, averaging 33.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game in 70 games, while shooting 48.7% from the field and 38.2% from three-point range.

He led the Mavs to fifth place in the Western Conference with a record of 50-32.

In the first three playoff rounds they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Six Celtics players scored double-digit points in the first game.

All-Star forward Jaylen Brown led the way with 22 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks, shooting 7/12 from the field and 2/6 from three-point range in 37 minutes of play.

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots against Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (21) in the third quarter during Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots against Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (21) in the third quarter during Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3 of the series will take place on Wednesday night when the teams travel to Dallas, Texas.

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