Washington Wizards forward Taj Gibson (left leg soreness) is out and Bradley Beal (left hamstring) is questionable for Tuesday night’s road game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Daniel Gafford (ankle) has also been ruled out for this match. Heading into this contest, Washington is 17-21 and in 10th place in the Eastern Conference.
The Wizards have the seventh-lowest odds to win the championship, according to various NBA betting sites. A few sportsbooks are giving the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks big odds to qualify for the postseason.
The Wizards have updated their injury report to demote Taj Gibson to tonight’s game against Milwaukee due to a sore left groin. It was the third straight game Gibson missed. Bradley Beal remains listed as questionable to play tonight.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) January 3, 2023
Through 23 games this season, Gibson is averaging a career-low 3.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and nine minutes per game. He also shot 53.4% from the field and 75% from the foul line.
In the year On November 27, in the Wizards’ 130–121 loss to the Boston Celtics, the wing scored a game-high 12 points in 13 minutes of action. He shot 4-of-6 (66.7%) from the floor and made all four free throws.
Wizards forward Taj Gibson (sprain) is out, expect Bradley Beal (hamstring) doubtful against Bucs on Tuesday
The 14-year veteran has missed back-to-back games with a left groin injury. In the offseason, Gibson signed a one-year, veteran-minimum contract of $1.836 million with Washington.
As for Bradley Beal, the three-time All-Star is still dealing with a hamstring injury. He has missed 15 games so far this season. And Beal has missed Washington’s last three games.
Additionally, the Wizards guard is averaging 23.5 points, 3.6 boards, 5.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Not to mention, he shot a career-best 52.7% from the field and 34.3% from beyond the arc.
The Bucks’ latest injury report for tomorrow’s game:
Giannis (knee) – Could be
Jrue Holiday (Illness) – Possible
George Hill (Illness) – Maybe
Chris Middleton (Knee) – Out pic.twitter.com/jKQA7e9jQX
— BucksLead (@BucksLead) January 2, 2023
Meanwhile, the Bucks have three players who can be counted on: George Hill (illness), Jrue Holiday (illness) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee). Khris Middleton (knee) is out indefinitely.
While the Wizards are on a five-game winning streak, Milwaukee has won just four of their last 10 games. On New Year’s Day, Washington beat the Bucks 118-95 in the first meeting of the season series.
Washington is 2-10 in the last 12 games against the Bucks per the known betting trends. To add to the aforementioned information, Milwaukee is 5-1 in the previous six meetings against the Wizards. Of course, the sportsbooks show Washington as a 7.5-point underdog.