Sadly, some of the buzz from this game has gone out the window. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah will both sit out today with nagging injuries. Noah has been out all preseason, while Rose will not play with knee soreness. It sounds precautionary.
The Wizards, meanwhile, will start the same lineup they did Tuesday against Brookyln: John Wall, Bradley Beal, Trevor Ariza, Jan Vesely and Nene. Al Harrington will sit with a left quad strain, while Trevor Booker will play. I still don't understand why Ariza gets first crack at small forward after Martell Webster was so good last season, but he'll get another shot regardless.
This game is supposedly actually on NBATV this time. Jeff will have your recap later.