The Wizards will take on the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Thursday. This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, with the Wizards winning the first meeting 121-112 in overtime.
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The Wizards defeated the Phoenix Suns 113-110 last night. On the offensive end, they looked fantastic, shooting 47.5% from the field. They must stay hot in this one if they are to challenge the Jazz on the road.
In 35 minutes against the Suns on Tuesday, Bradley Beal had 27 points (8-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 11-14 FT), six rebounds, six assists, one block, and one steal.
Despite scoring only two points in the first half, Beal put together a strong performance after going off for 29 points in his return to action on Sunday. Although he has yet to regain his three-point shooting stroke, Beal has returned to the court with a respectable field goal percentage of 43.5 percent after a six-game absence due to hamstring injury.
Kristaps Porzingis (illness) is questionable for this game.
Porzingis is questionable to play in his second straight game due to a non-COVID illness. If Daniel Gafford is unable to play on Thursday, he will almost certainly retain his starting spot.
Delon Wright (hamstring) will be out against the Jazz on Thursday.
Wright’s absence will be extended to 29 games due to a right hamstring strain. The 30-year-old forward’s next game will be against the Kings on Friday, which was his expected return date.
The Utah Jazz defeated the Detroit Pistons 126-111 last night. They were also efficient on the offensive end, shooting 50.5% from the field. Utah will need to be efficient if they are to conduct domestic business.
About injury reports, given that Collin Sexton was initially listed as out due to a hamstring strain, his inclusion as questionable indicates that a return is imminent. The team should provide more information on his status on game day, but if given the all-clear, Sexton should be able to play a significant role again. Meanwhile, Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will be out for this game.