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The Dallas Mavericks will have to do without Luka Ionic for the time being. The 22-year-old makes his left ankle for a long time, now he got a small rest prescribed.
At the 103: 84 away success at the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ionic was not part of the game, even the game in the night on Tuesday against the Charlotte Hornets the guard will be missed safely. Reason is an injury to the left ankle, which has been preparing for him since mid-November.
He will continue to be treated, and we’ll see how he feels on Wednesday, Head Coach Jason Kidd explained on Sunday. Currently, it is still open if Ionic can be there at the top game against the Los Angeles Lakers at night on Thursday (from 1.30 clock live on DAZN ) or not.
Ionic had sprained his left ankle on November 15th and then exposed to three games. However, the ankle problems have not completely disappeared. At the bankruptcy against the Pacers on Friday, he kinked again with the charged ankle, but came back to the Court.
I would probably not have played in the fourth quarter, said the Slovene afterwards. I did not feel very good, but I wanted to help the team. Against the Thunder Ionic has already missed the fifth game this season due to the charged ankle.
Against OK, Dallas succeeded in the first victory without the franchise star, in games without Ionic, the Mass are in the current season with 1-4. Overall, Dallas stands at 13-13 and thus in 7th place in the Western Conference.
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Thus, the Texans lag against their own expectations, including Ionic himself had to fight with problems at the start of the season, especially with regard to its efficiency — probably because he did not start the season in the best physical constitution. Nevertheless, he puts on average 25.6 points, 8.5 assists and 8.0 rebounds, but 4.6 ball losses per game and applies only 44.7 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from the distance.