The Wizards will look to snap an eight-game losing streak when they travel to Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon. The Wizards have now dropped eight straight games. The Clippers’ three-game winning streak came to an end on Thursday when they were defeated 111-95 by the Phoenix Suns.
Injury Updates Paul George and Norman Powell
The Clippers have been an up-and-down team this season, alternating between small winning and losing streaks. The Clippers lost four games in a row at the end of November and beginning of December before winning three straights.
According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com, Paul George (knee) is questionable for Saturday’s game against Washington.
Due to left knee soreness, George did not play in Thursday’s loss to the Suns after posting a triple-double in Wednesday’s win over the Timberwolves. The superstar forward was expected to miss the second half of the back-to-back set as a precaution, but he now faces missing a second straight game.
Norman Powell (groin) is still out, but he has been cleared to participate in some on-court workouts, according to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com.
Powell hasn’t played since Nov. 29 against Portland due to a left groin strain, but he’s improving. His next step will most likely be to obtain permission to participate in 5-on-5 drills. Powell is unlikely to play this week, according to Law Murray of The Athletic.
The Wizards are the NBA’s coldest team right now, with an eight-game losing streak and 11 losses in their last 12 games overall. After falling to Denver 141-128 on Wednesday, the Wizards are gearing up for the second game of a six-game road trip.
Bradley Beal (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Clippers.
Beal has missed the last five games due to a minor hamstring strain, but he practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play on Saturday afternoon. The presence of the star guard would undoubtedly help the Wizards, who have lost eight straight games, but his return will almost certainly mean fewer minutes for Corey Kispert, Will Barton, and Jordan Goodwin.