On Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks (6-3) will face the Washington Wizards (5-6) in Washington, DC. The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. EST inside Capital One Arena.
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The Washington Wizards are currently ninth in the Eastern Conference after a strong start to the season.
Taj Gibson is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Mavericks due to a cervical strain.
Gibson has averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per game this season. If the 37-year-old big man is unable to play on Thursday, his next opportunity will come on Saturday against the Jazz.
Bradley Beal (COVID-19 protocols) has been ruled out of Thursday’s game against Dallas.
Beal is still under the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will miss his third straight game. His next chance to play will be against the Jazz on Saturday, but it’s unclear how soon he’ll be back.
The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a 96-94 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Dallas Mavericks have a four-game winning streak and are currently ranked fifth in the Western Conference.
The Mavericks are led by Luka Doncic, who averages 36 points per game on 52.4% shooting from the field. Doncic will almost certainly lead his team to victory in the upcoming match.
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According to Mark Followill of Bally Sports Southwest, Christian Wood (knee) will miss the Mavericks’ two-game road trip.
Wood was reported to be staying in Dallas rather than traveling with the team for Wednesday’s game, and it appeared unlikely that he would rejoin the team in DC 24 hours later. According to head coach Jason Kidd, Wood’s next opportunity to play will be Saturday in Dallas against the Trail Blazers.
Davis Bertan (knee) is out indefinitely and has yet to play for the Mavericks. The fact that he did not travel with the team suggests that he will miss at least Thursday’s game as well, though the team has not officially announced this.