July 4, 2022

Mavericks' Luka Doncic faces suspension after 16th technique

Mavericks’ Luka Doncic faces suspension after 16th technique

The Dallas Mavericks It is set to be without Luka Doncic In the last game of the season after their star lost his cool several times.

Doncic’s 16th technical error of the season was assessed on Friday during a match against Portland Trail Blazers. Officials hit Doncic with tech between the first and second quarters after he asked them if there was no error after he was hit in the shoulder by a whistle.

Doncic could avoid a one-game ban if the National Basketball Association overrules the technical foul after the game.

According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN“I asked him: How is this not wrong? How is this not wrong? He pushed me. This is unfair. This is unfair,” Doncic told a Mavericks PR employee.

Technical errors have been a recurring problem for Doncic, who has earned a reputation for frequently arguing with officials about errors or lack thereof. Admit it was a problem last season When it reached 15 techniciansadmitting that he was “complaining a lot” to each McMahon:

“I realize that,” Doncic said. “It’s something I’m not supposed to do. [It’s difficult] With all the feelings in the games, but obviously I have to stop. It’s hard for me on the court with all the emotions, but I know that and I have to work on that. It’s hard to do, but I have to work on it and be better than this.”

Doncic managed to avoid such a suspension after saying so last season, but he has been unlucky this season.

The Mavericks finale might be important

The Mavericks’ last game of the season is against San Antonio Spurs On Sunday, there are still some implications for the playoffs remaining.

Assuming they hold out against the Blazers, the fourth-placed Mavericks will be half a game away from Golden State Warriorswho played against Tottenham and New Orleans Pelicans remaining on their schedule. The Mavericks holds a tiebreak against the Warriors.

Equally important, the Utah Jazz On Friday I entered the half of the game before Denver Nuggets For the #5 seed in the West, so you can interchange the 3rd, 4th, and 5th and 6th seeds in the West depending on how the season runs.

Luka Doncic faces a one-match ban due to his technical errors. (Photo by Nick Antaya/Getty Images)