NBA: Mavs' Doncic injures ankle in Heat game, ruled out

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Posted at Dec 15 2019 10:32 AM

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) is looked at by trainers during the first quarter against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Center. Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic sustained an ankle injury early in the first quarter of Saturday's home game against the Miami Heat.

Doncic stepped on the foot of Miami's Kendrick Nunn and immediately grabbed at his right ankle just 1:40 into the game. He remained on the floor for several moments before hobbling to the locker room with trainer Casey Smith.

X-rays on his ankle were negative, but Doncic was ruled out the rest of the game, according to the Mavericks.

Doncic entered Saturday's contest averaging team-leading totals in points (30.4), rebounds (9.9) and assists (9.3) this season.

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