Luka Dončić reportedly had pain-killing injection ahead of NBA Finals Game 2, likely needs another for Game 3

Luka Doncic has been dealing with multiple injuries throughout the postseason. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Luka Doncic has been dealing with multiple injuries throughout the postseason. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić had a pain-killing injection ahead of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics to address his thoracic contusion, ESPN reports.

He’s expected to need another ahead of Game 3, per the report.

Dončić has been playing through ankle and knee injuries throughout the playoffs. He was downgraded from probable to questionable ahead of Game 3 with the addition of the thoracic contusion to his status before being cleared to play.

The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, announced on Tuesday that Kristaps Porzingis has a “torn medial retinaculum allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon” in his left leg and is day-to-day ahead of Game 3. Porzingis sustained the leg injury in Game 2.

The Celtics and Mavericks are scheduled to play Game 3 in Dallas on Wednesday. The Celtics have a 2-0 series lead after sweeping the first two games in Boston.

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