Luka Doncic typically takes a shower before fulfilling his postgame media obligations, but he waited in full uniform for reporters to enter the Dallas Mavericks’ locker room after Sunday night’s 112-109 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
After his complaints to the referees didn’t receive the desired response, Doncic wanted to be sure that the reason for his displeasure was on the record.
Doncic, who had 36 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in the loss, was kneed in the jaw by Pacers guard Edmond Sumner after a pump fake outside the 3-point line in the second quarter. A foul was called, but Doncic was upset that “they didn’t review any of it.” He said an X-ray taken of his jaw at halftime was negative.
Doncic was especially irate about a shot he took from Indiana guard Victor Oladipo that caused bleeding from his mouth late in the fourth quarter. Oladipo appeared to inadvertently hit Doncic with his left arm after the Dallas guard penetrated into the lane and passed to Courtney Lee in the corner.
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