Dallas Mavericks forwards Christian Wood and Davis Bertans will miss tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.
In a further review of Dallas’ injury report, Davis Bertans (right knee sprain) and Christian Wood (left knee sprain) are out. Neither player traveled to Washington, D.C. with the team.
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Davis Bertans (sprained right knee) and Christian Wood (sprained left knee) are both out with the team and will miss tonight’s game in Washington, DC.
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) November 10, 2022
In nine games off the bench this season, Wood is averaging 15.6 points and 7.8 rebounds in 24.7 minutes. He is also shooting 56.7% from the floor and 46.2% from beyond the arc.
Bertans has yet to make his debut for the 2022-23 season. The eight-year forward is still recovering from a knee injury that has kept him off the court since the preseason. Fortunately, his absence hasn’t affected the Mavericks’ rotation.
He remains the backup to Dorian Finney-Smith, Josh Green, Maxi Kleber and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Forwards Christian Wood, Davis Bertans are out for the Mavericks against the Wizards.
On Wednesday, Wood missed his season opener against the Magic with a sprained knee. Spencer Dinwiddie led Dallas with 29 points in 38 minutes as the Mavericks beat Orlando 94-87.
Luka Doncic also failed to reach 30 points for the first time this season. The three-time All-Star had 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks in 36 minutes.
“Every NBA team can beat you and I think we played terrible, but we didn’t play well as a team,” the Mavericks guard said after the loss. We have to approach the game better.
Game day in DC.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 10, 2022
Wilt Chamberlain is the only player to open an NBA season with multiple games of 30 points or more. Doncic joined the legend in 9 games.
But Chamberlain scored at least 30 points in his first 23 games of the 1962-63 season. His story remains safe for the foreseeable future.
He also held the Mavericks to under 90 points with the Magic Doncic playing, and especially with Paolo Banchero coming off the bench as well. The Magic topped Dallas 49-29 on Wednesday night.
Of course, Tim Hardaway Jr. (left hip strain) is available for tonight’s game. Aside from missing the team’s Oct. 25 matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, Hardaway has appeared in every contest.