Luka Dončić questionable for Game 2 of NBA Finals between Mavericks-Celtics



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BOSTON — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić is “questionable” to play Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday against the Boston Celtics because of a chest bruise, the team announced.

Dončić, who scored 30 points with 10 rebounds in Dallas’ 107-89 loss in Game 1, was downgraded from “probable” when the Mavs added a thoracic contusion, or chest wall bruise, to his list of injuries. He had previously been dealing with a right knee sprain and left ankle soreness.

He was seen grabbing at his torso during practice Saturday.

If Dončić can’t play Sunday, Boston’s opponent will have missed its best player for at least one game due to injury in all four of the Celtics’ playoff rounds.

Jimmy Butler didn’t play at all for Miami in Round 1, Donovan Mitchell missed two games in the conference semifinals and Tyrese Haliburton missed two in the Eastern Conference finals.

In a nod to the pain he’s been managing, Dončić said Wednesday he would play for his native Slovenia in an Olympic qualifying tournament shortly after the Finals if his knee didn’t worsen.

Dončić is the only player on either team appearing on the injury report. Game 2 is at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at TD Garden.

This story will be updated.

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