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Wizards vs. Nets: Defense carries Washington to 89-74 win

The Wizards' defense stifled Brooklyn's top-10 offense in an 89-74 win.

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The Wizards' defense is elite

Washington continued its season-long defensive onslaught of other teams in a 15-point drubbing of Brooklyn on Friday night. How good has the Wizards' defense been recently? We take a look at the numbers.

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Singleton: Wizards 'top 4' team in East if healthy

The reserve Wizards forward made a bold statement about where the Wizards would have been if they were healthy all season, but he's not alone in thinking big in that locker room.

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Stifling defense carries Wizards to 89-74 win

The Wizards held the Nets to 11 second-quarter points, spurring an 89-74 win at the Verizon Center.

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Beal in, will come off bench

WASHINGTON -- The lineups have just come out and Bradley Beal will indeed make his return after missing five games with a wrist injury. He will come off the bench, though. Garrett Temple will be the starter once again.

"We'll warm him up and see where he is after he gets in a nice, solid workout," Randy Wittman said before the game. "Probably [bring him off the bench]."

Beal looked pretty good during the pregame warmup, getting shots up for 20 minutes and not showing any visible discomfort in his wrist.

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Beal expects to play Friday

After sitting out the last five games, the rookie guard expects his injured wrist to be well enough to play against the Brooklyn Nets.

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