Will Russell Westbrook Play Tonight? Dallas Mavericks vs Washington Wizards – Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineups

Published 05/01/2021, 1:32 PM EDT
Jan 26, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) reacts after a foul during the first quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks won their second game in a row as they beat the Detroit Pistons in their latest game. With their latest victory, they have a record 35 wins and 27 losses and are the sixth seed in the Western Conference.


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Washington Wizards, meanwhile, also won their second game in a row as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are now only half a game away from trumping the Indiana Pacers for the ninth seed and have a record of 29 wins and 34 losses.

The Lakers face off against the Wizards tonight at 9:00 PM EST. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and the predictions ahead of the game.


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The Wizards are in blazing form right now, and considering the form of players like Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, they surely have an edge over the Mavs, who might miss a key player in center Kristaps Porzingis.

Dallas Mavericks: Injury updates and expected lineup

The Mavericks are continued their splendid run of form with a rather comfortable 115-105 victory against the Detroit Pistons. They are now only a win away from catching up to the champions Los Angeles Lakers and might topple them for the fifth seed with a victory.

Apr 14, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots a three-point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies as time expired in the fourth quarter at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Mavericks will miss two key players against the Wizards. Center Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with a knee injury and guard Tyrell Terry is out from the roster due to personal reasons.

With five victories of their last six games, the Mavs are in impeccable form, but they will face a stern task ahead of them against the Wizards team.

Predicted Lineup

Luka Doncic (G)

Josh Richardson (G)

Dorian Finney Smith (G)

Maxi Kleber (F)

Dwight Powell (C)

Washington Wizards: Injury update and lineup prediction

The Wizards absolutely dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers in their most recent game 122-93. With nine victories in their last ten games, the Wizards are absolutely unstoppable right now.

Apr 19, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) pass against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon (11) during the first quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Westbrook and Co. will be missing two key players due to injuries. Center Thomas Bryant is sidelined for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Rookie Deni Avdija is also out for the season due to an ankle injury.

The Wizards might be in superb form right now, but will be vary of their upcoming opposition, who are also in formidable form.

Probable Lineup

Russell Westbrook (G)

Raul Neto (G)


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Bradley Beal (G)

Rui Hachimura (F)

Alex Len (C)


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Who will win between the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards? Let us know in the comments below.


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.