Mavericks’ Luka Doncic leaves with heel injury

Mavericks’ Luka Doncic leaves with heel injury

Dallas star Luka Doncic left due to a bruised right heel during the third quarter of the Mavericks’ 111-106 victory over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night.

Doncic got hurt when he fell awkwardly while driving the lane for a dunk attempt with 7:12 left in the third quarter. Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram blocked the shot as Doncic collided with Jonas Valanciunas.

“We’ll see how he feels tomorrow and have a better update to give you,” Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said postgame.

Doncic went back out for one possession before leaving for the locker room.

Doncic finished with 31 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes. He was averaging 33.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 8.3 assists entering the game.