The Mavericks have needed every bit of Luka Magic this season, which has included averaging 34.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.6 assists per game this season. Dallas has relied even more heavily on Doncic recently due to the extended absences of Kyrie Irving, who has played only 10 of Dallas’ last 28 games because of injury. Mavs center Dwight Powell fell on Irving’s foot during a Dec. 8 victory in Portland, which forced Irving out of the lineup for the next 12 games with what the team called a right heel contusion.

Upon returning, Irving played 10 consecutive games, during which he averaged 28.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists, but he has not played since the Mavericks’ loss to the Boston Celtics on Jan. 22. In the Boston matchup, Irving suffered a sprained right thumb, which has kept him out of action for the last six games. Mavs coach Jason Kidd said Saturday, though, that Irving had “two good days of practice” and “hopefully” will be able to play Monday in Philadelphia.