Will Bradley Beal Play Tonight? Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards: Injury Update, Lineup and Game Prediction

Published 01/09/2021, 3:00 PM EST
Dec 19, 2020; Washington, DC, USA; Bradley Beal #3 and Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards celebrate after Beal scored and was fouled in the first half of a preseason game against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena on December 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Rob Carr/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports


The Washington Wizards have been in dismal form this season. They have seen some great individual performances, but their team showed no cohesion whatsoever. It’s about time they make a solid comeback.

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The Miami Heat have been pretty inconsistent so far. The Eastern Conference champions have been riddled with injuries. They will look to gain some much needed momentum in their upcoming game.

The Wizards face the Heat tonight at 8:00 PM EST. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and the injury list of both the teams.

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Miami Heat injury update and lineup prediction

The Eastern Conference champions haven’t been in the best form in the first seven games. But with a healthy roster the Miami Heat will hope that they can shrug off this inconsistent form.

Dec 29, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

 The Heat only have guard Gabe Vincent who has a knee injury. He is probable for the game against the Wizards. Other than that, all the other players are fit for the game against the Wizards.

The Heat suffered from a disappointing loss against the Celtics in their last match. This game against the Wizards might be the best possible matchup for them. They will hope that they can win against the Wizards and gain some momentum in their regular season.

Possible Lineup

Tyler Herro (G)

Duncan Robinson (G)

Jimmy Butler (F)

Kelly Olynyk (F)

Bam Adebayo (C)

Washington Wizards injury update and lineup prediction

The Wizards have had a disappointing start to their season. With seven losses in the nine games they have played, the Wizards have the worst record in the NBA.

Dec 26, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) stands on the court with Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) against the Orlando Magic in the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

As usual, Bradley Beal is having a great scoring year for the Wizards. But their new signing Russell Westbrook hasn’t been anywhere near his best. Although he has had four triple doubles, he is seeing a career low in effective field goal percentage. They do not have any injuries for the upcoming game against the Heat.

They will hope that they can a statement against the Heat but it won’t be easy and comeback in a winning ways.

Possible Lineup

Bradley Beal (G)

Russell Westbrook (G)

Rui Hachimura (F)

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Deni Avdija (F)

Thomas Bryant (C)

Predictions

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The Miami Heat have shown flashes of being a great team so far. Although they have been inconsistent, given Wizards’ poor performance, the Heat will have a comfortable win against the Wizards.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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