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Luka receives sixteenth technical, could possibly be suspended for finale

Mavericks star Luka Doncic acquired his sixteenth technical foul on Friday night time in opposition to the Blazers and faces an computerized one-game suspension for the staff’s season finale, based on Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning Information.

There’s an opportunity that the NBA might rescind the technical, which might permit Doncic to play within the finale, a house recreation in opposition to San Antonio on Sunday. Doncic efficiently challenged one different technical this season and had it rescinded after a league overview.

As ESPN’s Tim MacMahon relays, Doncic was upset a couple of non-foul name on the finish of the primary quarter after he was undercut from behind on a half-court shot try. He tried to make his case to the referee closest to him, and when that was ignored, he went to crew chief Tony Brothers and requested in regards to the play, solely to be T’d up.

I requested him, ‘How is that not a foul? How is that not a foul?’” Doncic mentioned, providing an evidence to Mavs VP of basketball communications Scott Tomlin. “He T’d me up. That’s unfair. That’s unfair.”

The upcoming suspension is important as a result of it might have main influence on the Western Convention playoff seedings. Dallas is just one recreation behind Golden State for the No. 3 seed, however maintain the tiebreaker — if the Mavs win their final two video games and the Warriors lose at the very least one, the Mavs would leap as much as No. 3. The Warriors have back-to-back street video games in opposition to San Antonio and New Orleans this weekend to complete their season.

Doncic’s technical fouls can be reset when the playoffs begin, so his pending suspension will solely influence the seedings, not his availability for the postseason. If the technical holds up and he’s suspended, he’ll lose his recreation verify price $70,168, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter hyperlink).

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