Jason Kidd Confirms Luka Doncic’s Hamstring MRI Clean

– ‣ Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd announced that the MRI on Luka Doncic’s left hamstring came back “clean,” and he will be re-evaluated over the weekend. Doncic suffered the injury during a game against the Golden State Warriors.
– ‣ Luka Doncic has achieved significant milestones this season, including tying the record for the longest streak of 20-point triple-doubles with Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson, and surpassing Jason Terry for the second-most 3-pointers in Mavericks’ franchise history.
– ‣ Despite suffering from an injury, Doncic leads the NBA in several statistical categories this season and holds the third-best odds to win the MVP, according to several NBA betting sites.


Jason Kidd, the coach of the Dallas Mavericks, had some news to share. He said the MRI on Luka Doncic’s left hamstring? It came back “clean.” This was right before they faced off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, a game they ended up losing 126-119. The plan? To re-evaluate the five-time All-Star guard over the weekend.

Doncic’s injury happened during the last quarter of Wednesday’s game. They were up against the Golden State Warriors and managed a 109-99 victory. Despite the win, it wasn’t all good news. The injury meant Doncic’s impressive streak of triple-doubles, which stood at seven games, came to an end. He wrapped up that game with 21 points, three rebounds, and nine assists.

“Good news for the Mavericks, the MRI was clean on that hamstring, it’s not believed to be a serious injury…They have that showdown against the Nuggets on Sunday, there’s obviously hope internally with the Mavericks that Luka Doncic will fine for that game.” So tweeted @ShamsCharania. Fans and the team alike breathed a collective sigh of relief.

His triple-double run? Nothing short of historic. Doncic set NBA records with five consecutive triple-doubles, each with at least 35 points, and six in a row with at least 30 points. This season alone, he’s racked up 39 double-doubles and 17 triple-doubles.

And then there’s the matter of those 20-point triple-doubles. Seven straight games. That tied him with legends Michael Jordan (1989) and Oscar Robertson (1961) for the longest such streak in NBA history, ESPN Stats & Information tells us.

Oh, and let’s not forget Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls. A 127-92 blowout win for the Mavericks. During that game, Doncic passed Jason Terry for the second-most 3-pointers in Mavericks’ franchise history.

Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic passed Jason Terry for the second-most 3-pointers in franchise history. With his fourth 3-pointer of the night, he did it. Terry had 1,140; Doncic now has 1,141. And counting. The four-time All-NBA member’s career total? 1,144 3s.

Dirk Nowitzki still leads the Mavericks’ all-time list with 1,982 3s. But who’s counting? Well, we are, obviously. Tim Hardaway Jr., Michael Finley, Jason Kidd… the list goes on.

Through 58 games this season, all of them starts, Doncic is hitting career highs. We’re talking 34.3 points, 9.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 37.4 minutes per game. His shooting? 49.4% from the floor. And from deep? A career-best 37.8%. At the foul line, he’s hitting 78.8%.

“With his fourth 3-pointer tonight against the Bulls, Luka Dončić passed Jason Terry (1,140) for the second-most 3-pointers recorded in Mavericks history with 1,141 3-pointers.” That’s what Mavs PR tweeted. A moment worth capturing.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander slipped past Doncic in scoring this season. He’s hit 2,021 points, becoming the first player to reach the 2,000-point mark this season. But Doncic? He still leads the NBA this season in several categories: points per game, field goal attempts, field goals missed, turnovers, and usage percentage.

Next up for the Mavericks? The Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Then, it’s off to San Antonio for Tuesday’s game. The team’s approach? Wait and see how Doncic feels before making any decisions about the Spurs game.

And in the world of NBA betting, Doncic is holding his own. He’s got the third-best odds to win MVP this season. But the sportsbooks? They’re favoring Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets and OKC’s Gilgeous-Alexander a bit more.

So, there you have it. A whirlwind of stats, records, and hopeful comebacks. Here’s to hoping Doncic’s hamstring holds up and he’s back on the court, doing what he does best.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
James, a dedicated writer for BasketballHour, holds a degree in English and Creative Writing. A genuine sports enthusiast and skilled betting advice provider, he writes engaging articles and valuable winning strategies for sports.

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