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Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic to miss Friday’s game vs. Nuggets with injury

Luka Doncic: ‘I was just having fun out there’

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic said Friday night's Rising Stars game wasn't about winning and losing but putting on a good show for fans.
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Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic said Friday night's Rising Stars game wasn't about winning and losing but putting on a good show for fans.

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic will not play Friday night against the Denver Nuggets because of a sore right ankle.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle announced the injury during his pre-game media session. Carlisle said Doncic is day-to-day.

The Mavs begin their final 25 games of the season Friday at American Airlines Center.

Doncic has played in 55 of the Mavs’ 57 games this season, all as a starter. He’s averaging 20.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists a game. He turns 20 on Feb. 28.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

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