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Rising star Jalen Williams of the Oklahoma City Thunder could not play in Tuesday’s game due to an ankle injury, which marks his seventh match missed this season. This sprain happened when he stepped on a camera operator on the baseline. Thunder coach Mark Daigneault listed the Santa Clara forward as questionable for their next game against the Dallas Mavericks since he was injured earlier in the week. Both shoot-around and practice on Wednesday went well for Williams. 

Notably, however, the 22-year-old seems to have a golden aura protecting him from missing any more games for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moreover, he has been completely written off OKC’s Injury report. OKC Basketball journalist Ryan Stiles added a tweet on X that said, “The Thunder injury report doesn’t include Jalen Williams (ankle) tomorrow signaling he is on track to make his return against Dallas.”

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Jalen Williams has instantly established himself as one of the stables of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The forward has started all the matches he has played for his team this season, and the news of his recovery is definitely a sigh of relief for the OKC. Notably, Williams’ previous injury had detained him from playing against the Indiana Pacers on 4 February, when his team took a bewildering 111-121 loss.

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But now, he is back in action and will have a completely stacked Oklahoma City Thunder roster beside him to win another Western Conference match against the Mavs.

Oklahoma City Thunder to not miss any pieces against Dallas

The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter its next match against Dallas with a full roster, as its injury report doesn’t bear the name of any player. Thus, the second-seeded team in the West stands a greater chance to retain its top-ranking privileges. On the other hand, the Dallas Mavericks may enter the match without their star player Luka Doncic. The Slovenian was taken off the court in his previous match against the Warriors and isn’t completely healthy for another game.

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The current status of Luka Magic is ambiguous and he is being evaluated on a day-to-day basis. The Mavericks are currently occupying the eighth spot in the Western Conference right now and need to rake in more wins to cement their postseason hopes. However, it will be difficult to score a win against the Oklahoma City Thunder with Jalen Williams back on the hardwood. Will OKC be able to dethrone the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the West? Or will Dallas win to fight another day? Pour your thoughts down in the comments.

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