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Dallas Mavericks star point guard Luka Doncic was diagnosed with a sprained left calf after undergoing an MRI on Monday afternoon. by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Doncic’s status for Game 1 of the Mavericks’ first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz on Saturday is still unknown as Dallas has not set a schedule for his return.

Doncic was injured in Dallas’ regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. With the Mavericks up 18 points in the third quarter, Doncic landed awkwardly after rising for a pass and immediately began to wince in pain as he grabbed his left calf.

Here’s how the injury happened:

Although Doncic hasn’t been officially ruled out for any part of the playoffs, the injury is a blow to a Mavericks team that took home-court advantage in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. If Doncic doesn’t is not 100% healthy. , not only will this hinder Dallas in the series, but there is always the possibility of aggravating the current injury. Given how essential Doncic is to everything the Mavericks do on offense, it makes sense the Mavs would want to be extra careful with this wayward injury.

If Doncic is ruled out for Game 1, Dallas will look to Spencer Dinwiddie and Jalen Brunson to try to fill the shoes of the All-NBA guard. Although it’s been a tall order, Dinwiddie and Brunson have been integral to Dallas’ success this season.

Dinwiddie was one of the most impactful players traded at the deadline, as he showed glimpses of his pre-ACL tear in Dallas. He’s gone from averaging just 12.6 points on 37 percent from the field and 31 percent from deep with the Washington Wizards this season, to 15.8 points on a much better 49.8 percent from the field and 40 % long range with the Mavs. Dinwiddie was a revelation for the Mavericks off the bench as he gave Dallas another creator alongside Doncic who can truly create for himself and others.

Brunson has also been a bright spot for the Mavericks this year. The third-year guard is posting career-high averages in points (16.3), assists (4.8) and for the second season, he’s shooting more than 50% from the field. If Dallas is going to be without Doncic for any part of this series, Brunson and Dinwiddie will become its most important players on this team against the Jazz.

There are about four days between now and when the Mavericks make the call at 1 p.m. ET against Utah on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Mavericks and Jazz, along with the rest of the NBA world, will be holding their breath to see if Doncic will be healthy enough to adjust to Game 1.