Doncic sits vs. Thunder; MRI on hamstring clean


Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic will not play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, one day after he exited a 109-99 win over the Golden State Warriors early because of left hamstring soreness.

Doncic will not travel with the Mavericks for the second game of a back-to-back. After facing the Thunder, the Mavericks are off until a Sunday home game against the Denver Nuggets.

The hamstring issue led to Doncic’s streak of seven straight triple-doubles being snapped Wednesday, as he finished with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists before checking out with 6:46 remaining in the game.

Doncic had a heating pad on his left hamstring prior to checking into the game 22 seconds earlier. He exited during the timeout after he threw an alley-oop to center Daniel Gafford, wincing when he landed awkwardly. He informed coach Jason Kidd that he needed to leave the game and headed to the locker room.

During the streak, Doncic set NBA records for the most consecutive triple-doubles with at least 35 points (five) and 30 points (six).

Information from ESPN’s Tim MacMahon was used in this report.

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