Domantas Sabonis (born May 3, 1996) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings and the Lithuanian national team. Son of the Hall of Fame player Arvydas Sabonis.
The latest injury update for Domantas Sabonis
UPDATE (Apr: 28):
Domantas Sabonis is ready for Friday’s game against the Warriors.
UPDATE (Apr: 20):
Domantas Sabonis has been listed as questionable by the Kings due to a bruised sternum, but it appears he will play in Game 3.
Sabonis, who was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, has been upgraded from questionable to available Thursday with a sternum contusion.
Sabonis is Sacramento’s third-leading scorer in this series (18.0 points per game) and will likely be an even bigger part of the offense now that Draymond Green is out for Game 3.
UPDATE (Apr: 19):
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sabonis underwent sternum X-rays following Monday’s 114-106 victory over the Warriors in Game 2 of the first-round series.
Although the X-rays were negative, Sabonis will be tested again on Tuesday as a precaution.
Sabonis’ ribs and lungs were examined after Draymond Green of the Warriors stomped on him in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game, when Sabonis appeared to grab Green’s ankle while falling to the floor while contesting a rebound.
Sabonis is down after Draymond stepped on him. pic.twitter.com/6MwsNLT2Pj
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Green was ejected from the game after receiving a flagrant foul, whereas Sabonis played the full 40 minutes and finished with 24 points (8-12 FG, 8-12 FT), nine rebounds, and four assists.
While Sabonis appears to have avoided injury and is expected to play in Game 3 on Thursday, his upcoming tests will provide more clarity on his status.
Doctors are examining Domantas Sabonis to determine whether he has any injuries after Draymond Green stomped on him in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Warriors.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Green was called for a technical foul after becoming entangled with Sabonis during a play for a loose ball. After holding Green’s leg, Sabonis pushed his right leg out and appeared to stomp hard on the Kings center’s chest.
Sabonis writhed in agony after being hit. Following an investigation, officials ejected Dray from the competition with a Flagrant 2, while Sabonis received a technical foul for his actions.
Green and Sabonis have been at odds since Game 1. Green appeared to sit on Sabonis in the backcourt in the final seconds of the Warriors’ 124-121 loss, preventing him from playing defense. This, however, appeared to be just a warm-up for a more physical confrontation between the two.