According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the answer is a resounding no. Doncic has reportedly been ruled out of tonight's game against the Jazz.
The three-time All-Star had previously been ruled questionable and was in good spirits during a shootaround today. Doncic has been dealing with a calf strain that caused him to miss the first two games of the series.
Woj noted that the usual recovery time from a calf strain like Doncic's is 16 days. Today will mark 11 days since he sustained the injury. That doesn't bode too well for his return in Game 4.
The 2021-22 season was yet another superb one for the Slovenian superstar. Luka Doncic made his third straight All-Star game and finished the season with 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game.
Doncic was the driving force behind the Mavericks making the playoffs for a third in a row. Their 52 regular season wins were the most in a season since they won the NBA Finals in 2011.
But Doncic has yet to lead the Mavs to a series win despite his regular season dominance. With the way his recovery is going, he'll be hard-pressed to make it back in time to lead them to one this year either.
Will we see Luka Doncic at all in the playoffs this year?