TNT’s Kevin Harlan told Bay Area radio that he had been told Doncic was allegedly feeling unwell after Game 1.
DALAS – There are rumors on the Internet about the health of Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic.
Doncic was definitely not alone on the field, scoring 20 points while shooting 6 of 18, well below his league-leading 33.5 points per game in the postseason.
Game 1 aired Wednesday night on TNT, and play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan hinted to a San Francisco radio station that Doncic’s performance could be linked to physical illness.
“I heard he’s sick today,” Harlan told Greg Dad and John Lund of KNBR on Thursday. “I guess most of the night he didn’t sleep and was sick. I’ve heard it from two different people, so I think it’s probably true. “
Harlan also told KNBR that his sources were not part of the Warriors or Mavericks, and did not know Doncic suffered from the disease during or after the game.
“The body language he demonstrated is just the highlight he showed in the 7th game [of the Western Conference semifinals] it wasn’t in Phoenix last night, ”Harlan said. “And I’m not sure maybe he was a little under the weather [during the game]. He didn’t play like in the Suns series, that’s for sure, and he needed every ounce of what he gave them, and it wasn’t obvious.
Listen to Kevin Harlan talk to KNBR about Luka Doncic below:
The Dallas Mavericks have not commented on Doncic’s status in Game 2. The final injury report usually appears an hour before the tip, around 7 a.m., so we should have clarity soon.
“I don’t want to underestimate what the Warriors did [defensively]”Harlan said.” It was clear and unambiguous. There’s no ambiguity in that.
Game 2 will also air on TNT, and the tip is scheduled for 8 p.m.