Doncic irate with refs after multiple blows to face

Doncic was irate about a shot he took from Indiana guard Victor Oladipo that caused bleeding from his mouth late in the fourth quarter. – NBA

Doncic shines in return from injury, Mavs beat Kings 130-111

Before heading to the All-Star game to play with his basketball idol, Luka Doncic returned from injury to test a pairing that's a lot more important to the Dallas Mavericks sensation. The 20-year-old Slovenian and fellow Euro star Kristaps Porzingis will want to keep this up after the break. Doncic had 33 points and 12 rebounds after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle while Porzingis chipped in 27 points with 13 boards, leading the Mavericks to a 130-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

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James leads Lakers over frustrated Doncic, Mavericks 129-114

LeBron James drove for easy layups or quick passes to open shooters at the 3-point line early in another meeting with Dallas phenom Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old Mavericks star played the last few minutes of the first half with a jersey he ripped into a V-neck look on a frustrating night against the player he admired growing up. James had 35 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 26 points starting in place of injured star Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers went up big early in a 129-114 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night.

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Doncic shrugs off latest triple-double: ‘Just stats’

Luka Doncic dismissed his latest 30-point triple-double — giving him more than the rest of the NBA combined — as “just stats,” saying that getting the win is more important, as the Mavs did Monday against the Bulls. – TOP

NBA fines Warriors’ Chriss $35K for Doncic shove

Golden State Warriors forward Marquese Chriss was fined $ 35,000 on Monday for shoving Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic. – NBA

Mavs’ Doncic briefly in protocol after scary fall

Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic briefly entered the concussion protocol after suffering a hard fall Sunday night, but he was deemed healthy enough to return to game action. – NBA

Doncic (ankle) practices, could return Thursday

Luka Doncic had a full practice Tuesday for the first time since spraining his ankle and could return for the Mavericks’ home game Thursday against the Spurs. – NBA

Sources: Mavs’ Doncic near Jordan Brand deal

The Mavs’ Luka Doncic is expected to sign a five-year deal with Jordan Brand, sources told ESPN. It will not begin as a signature deal, sources said, but Doncic can earn a signature deal through bonus clauses such as winning MVP or Finals MVP. – NBA

Mavs’ Doncic ‘progressing well’ in ankle recovery

Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic already has shed his crutches and walking boot after suffering a moderate ankle sprain Saturday, coach Rick Carlisle said. – NBA

Sources: Mavericks’ Doncic could miss 2 weeks

Mavs star Luka Doncic won’t travel with the team to Milwaukee and could miss a couple of weeks with an ankle sprain. – NBA

Sources: Mavs’ Doncic has moderate ankle sprain

Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited Saturday’s game in the opening minutes with what league sources say is a “moderate” ankle sprain. – NBA

Mavs’ Doncic: I need to tone it down with officials

Luka Doncic, who felt he was fouled on his potential game-winning shot, said after the game he need to tone down his animated interactions with officials. – NBA

Doncic fuels sizzling Mavs to 46-point rout of Pels

Luka Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes as the Mavericks won their fifth game in a row and 10th of 11 with a 130-84 rout of the Pelicans on Saturday. – NBA

Former Suns coach Igor Kokoskov on Phoenix not drafting Luka Doncic: I sleep peacefully

Mavericks star Luka Doncic looks is taking the NBA by storm at age 20. Why did the Suns take Deandre Ayton No. 1 over Doncic – who went No. 3  – in last year's NBA draft? Phoenix's coach was even Igor Kokoskov, who coached Doncic with the Slovenian national team.

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Doncic snares career-high 18 rebounds in win

Despite playing just three quarters, Luka Doncic pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks cruised past the New Orleans Pelicans 118-97 on Tuesday night. – NBA

Doncic ties career high with 42 as Mavs beat Suns

Luka Doncic tied a career high with 42 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 26 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 120-113 on Friday night. – NBA

Clippers hit pause on Luka Doncic show with dominant win over Mavericks

Paul George sets the pace Meanwhile Paul George continued to thrive in his seventh game since joining the Clippers lineup after offseason shoulder surgery, pacing the team with 17 points in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles opened a 34-27 lead. He hammered home a transition tomahawk dunk late in the quarter as if to announce that his shoulder is just fine. George finished with 26 points, four rebounds and six steals, but was far from the only Clippers player to thrive.

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Doncic gets stitches; Mavs unhappy with refs

Mavs star Luka Doncic needed stitches for a head laceration Friday night after colliding with the Lakers’ Dwight Howard, one of several no-calls that upset Doncic and his team. – NBA

Doncic, Porzingis carry Mavericks to 2-0 start

Luka Doncic had a triple-double and Kristaps Porzingis was strong on both ends of the floor as Dallas improved to 2-0 with a 123-116 win at New Orleans on Friday night. – NBA

Comparisons to idol LeBron amaze Mavs’ Doncic

After nearly becoming the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double on Wednesday, Luka Doncic said “it’s amazing” to hear people comparing his performance as a rookie to that of LeBron James. – NBA