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Luka Doncic Will Miss Wednesday's Game After Turning Ankle Monday

Team headed to West Coast to face Suns, Clippers before Thanksgiving break

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Dallas Mavericks star forward Luka Doncic will miss Wednesday's game against the Suns after twisting his ankle near the end of Monday's game, the team says.

The team tweeted just after 4 p.m. that Doncic's left knee and left ankle will keep him out of the lineup Wednesday.

The team also said Maxi Kleber will miss the first of two games against the Suns due to a left oblique strain.

The Dallas Morning News’ Callie Caplan reported Doncic was on the Mavs’ plane to Phoenix Tuesday afternoon, indicating he may be back in the lineup before the team resumes play after Thanksgiving break.

NBA correspondent Marc Stein said on Twitter that Doncic's injury was not believed to be serious.

The team is headed to the west coast for four games, two against the Suns and two against the Clippers, and will return home on Nov. 23.

The Mavericks are 9-4 on the year so far and are in third place in the West, one game behind the Suns and two behind the Warriors.

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