In New Orleans, a flurry of late scoring from C.J. McCollum led the Pelicans to a 113-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks as Luka Doncic was held to just 15 points.
McCollum finished with 32 points – 13 of them coming in the final four minutes of the game – as the Pels claimed a deserved win.
But most worryingly for the Mavericks, Doncic will undergo an MRI on Thursday (US time) to figure out how severe his left thigh strain is.
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Asked how the thigh, which has been bothering him for some time, felt Doncic told reporters: “It’s not good.”
“I think it was the second game after the All-Star break. Something like that.”
Doncic woke up the morning after that game, a win over the Spurs, and it suddenly hurt.