Mavs star Doncic sits out against Thunder with back issue

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic sat out a victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, sidelined by lower back tightness that coach Rick Carlisle says shouldn’t cost him his second All-Star appearance this weekend. Doncic showed up on the injury report the day before the game. It was the second missed game of the season for Doncic. Carlisle says Doncic has been battling the back issue the past couple of weeks.