Luka Doncic Facing One-Game Suspension On Monday

Mavericks star Luka Doncic received his 16th technical foul of the season on Sunday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN tweets. Unless it’s rescinded by the league, Doncic will have to serve a one-game suspension for excessive technicals.

Doncic was T’d up after complaining about a no-call during the third quarter of Dallas’ 110-104 loss at Charlotte. The Mavericks play against Indiana on Monday night.

After the game, crew chief Kevin Scott said the officials made the right call in assessing a technical foul on Doncic because he used profane language, Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News reports.

“Doncic was assessed a technical foul for his use of profanity directed at the officials in protest to a no-call that was correctly judged in postgame video review,” Scott said.

Kyrie Irving and coach Jason Kidd hope the technical is rescinded. “I don’t want to get fined for saying that, but I just don’t think it was warranted,” Irving said.

Doncic did not address the media after the game.

If the technical is upheld, Doncic would face an additional one-game suspension if he collects two more technicals before the regular season ends.

Doncic expressed his frustration on Friday over the way the team’s season has played out. He was fined $35K on Wednesday for “directing an inappropriate and unprofessional gesture” toward a referee during the closing seconds of the team’s loss to Golden State on Wednesday.

The Mavs are currently 11th in the Western Conference and saddled with a four-game losing streak.

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