The participation of Dallas star in the fifth game against the Minnesota Timberwolves is in doubt

Basketball news 30 may 2024, 09:45
Liam Carter Dailysports's expert Liam Carter
The participation of Dallas star in the fifth game against the Minnesota Timberwolves is in doubt Photo: x.com/NationMffl

The participation of Dallas Mavericks' center Dereck Lively in the fifth NBA playoff game against the Minnesota Timberwolves is in doubt.

However, there is still hope. According to ESPN, the player has a chance to take part in today's game.

The 20-year-old player suffered a neck ligament strain after an incident in the second quarter of the third game while battling with Karl-Anthony Towns. Due to muscle issues, the center missed the fourth game of the series, which Dallas lost 100-105.

In this season's NBA playoffs, Derek has played 14 games, averaging 8.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.

Luka Dončić is also questionable for today's game due to a right knee ligament strain and persistent pain in his left ankle.

Dallas leads the series against Minnesota 3-1. The fifth game will take place on the night of May 31 at the Timberwolves' arena.

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