On the court, it’s a battle of Eastern Conference foes looking for a victory in Boston. The Washington Wizards are on the road, traveling to Boston on Sunday evening to face the Celtics.
The latest injury status of Bradley Beal and Monte Morris
Washington Wizards is coming off a two-game sweep after a 110-107 road loss to Miami on Friday night. Despite being a three-point underdog in the game, they bet on the spread.
In 38 minutes against the Heat on Friday, Bradley Beal had 28 points (11-20 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, five assists, three blocks, and one steal.
Beal (quad) appeared to be in good health as he prepared for a heavy workload during a tense battle. He led Washington in scoring and assists. He’s also scoring effectively, shooting 51.6 percent from the field through 13 games.
Monte Morris (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Celtics.
Morris has been absent from the last three games. If he returns, Jordan Goodwin, Corey Kispert, and Will Barton may see fewer minutes.
Rui Hachimura (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Celtics.
Johnny Davis (groin) is questionable for the game on Sunday.
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The Celtics lead the all-time regular season series 197-119 and have won the last three meetings between the teams. This includes a 112-94 home victory in the season’s first meeting on October 30.
Jayson Tatum (ankle) will miss the Wizards game on Sunday.
Tatum has recently suffered a sprained ankle and will miss the first game of the Celtics’ back-to-back set.
Following a three-game stretch in which he averaged 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 34.7 minutes, Tatum will miss his first game of the season on Sunday.
Grant Williams, Sam Hauser, and possibly Malcolm Brogdon and Derrick White could see increased playing time with Tatum out.
Robert Williams’ agent, Kevin Bradbury, stated on Wednesday that the center should make his season debut by Christmas.
Williams returned to the court recently, and he was spotted dunking in early November. He’s since progressed to 3-on-3 practice sessions, and the next big step for the center will be full-contact, 5-on-5 practice sessions. Williams will almost certainly start with a time limit when he becomes available.