Are Bradley Beal, Jalen Brunson PLAYING on Wednesday’s game? Injury Update for Wizards – Knicks

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On Wednesday at 7:30 pm ET, the Wizards will take on the Knicks in New York at Madison Square Garden. The Wizards are currently in the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, while the Knicks are in the 6th spot.

Bradley Beal OUT, Jalen Brunson ACTIVE for Wizards – Knicks

Bradley Beal OUT, Jalen Brunson ACTIVE for Wizards - Knicks

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Washington Wizards

The Washington Capitals have dropped their last two games and five of their last six. This coincides with the team’s recent struggles, as All-Star guard Bradley Beal has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury.

Beal, who is due back in action in a week, has appeared in only 24 games this season due to two separate hamstring injuries.

Beal is contributing to his team’s success by scoring 22.9 points per game on 52.5% shooting and 5.2 assists per game on average.

Beal’s status against the Knicks on Wednesday is in doubt due to a hamstring injury.

Beal has been sidelined by a hamstring injury for the past five games and eight of Washington’s last nine contests.

There were reports of the superstar guard practicing on Sunday, so it looks like he’ll be back soon.

It’s unlikely that we’ll know anything concrete about his participation in Wednesday’s game until closer to the 7:30 p.m. ET opening tip.

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New York Knicks

Many doubted that Jalen Brunson could become a major player for the Knicks or even help them improve. He’s 6-2, an oddball lefty who isn’t a great athlete but is very smart, but he’s not a natural point guard.

This year’s New York Knicks squad is not going to win the NBA title, but they also won’t be easily swept aside.

On Monday, they lost a close game at home to Toronto (123-121) after overtime. Brunson missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, which would have won the game. That ended a stretch in which they had won three straight games and seven of their previous eight.

Brunson had a rough game against the Raptors, scoring 26 points on 11 of 29 shooting with seven rebounds and two assists. R.J. Barrett scored 32 points and grabbed seven boards in a huge game.

Later in the season, Tom Thibodeau’s lack of reliance on his bench will always be a problem. In their loss to the Raptors, the Knicks shot poorly from the floor (42%) and beyond the arc (29%).

Over his last five games, Brunson has been phenomenal, averaging 22.4 points and 6.3 assists while shooting 47% from the field (39% from deep).

Behind 6-9 he is the team’s second leading scorer. Julius Randle, who shot 45.7% from the field (34% from 3-point range) and averaged 24.4 points and 10.6 boards per game.

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