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Wizards avoid Hornets' sting, but get bitten by injury bug

Today's Wake-Up Call takes a look at the Wizards' big win in Charlotte and the injury status of Garrett Temple and Bradley Beal.

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1. Wizards crush Hornets, 95-69

Finally, the Wizards put four quarters together and demolished an opponent. Holding Charlotte to less than 33-percent shooting was a nice touch to their third win in five games. Marcin Gortat and John Wall led the way with 20 and 15 points, respectively.

To the recaps!

Bullest Forever

The Washington Post

The Washington Times

Wiz of Awes

Comcast SportsNet

2. Garrett Temple exits with hamstring injury

Late in Monday's win over Charlotte, Garrett Temple strained his right hamstring. While there's no immediate answer on how long Garrett Temple will be out, it's probably safe to guess he'll miss a few games, based on Jorge Castillo's report:

Hamstring strains vary in severity, but Temple has a relevant history that may shed light in how long he will be out. The guard explained that he suffered a similar strain to his left hamstring while playing in Italy three years ago. He returned after a week and a half but admitted he came back too quickly. He also sustained a less severe strain to his left hamstring last summer.

"I'm more of a stride runner than a push-down, marching-type so I'm a little more prone to have that happen," Temple said. "So I got to get my running mechanics back the right way but hopefully it won't be too bad and we got to continue to play like we did tonight and get this push for the playoffs."

3. Bradley Beal limps off court, but appears to be okay

Another day, another injury for the young guard. Constant overcompensation for previous injuries is paving the way for the emergence of new injuries to Beal's fragile body.

He dismissed after the game what is believed to be a hamstring injury and focused on his pleasure of being able to get out and run with this teammates.

4. Ted's take on analytics

Ted Leonsis wasn't thrilled to be told that his team's play mimicked his coach's statement that analytics are BS. Midrange jump shots galore and a lack of understanding about where your shots should come from (more three's please) show us that Ted was, in fact, wrong about his take on ESPN's analytics rankings.

5. A look at the Wizards' options for the 15th roster spot

Will Bynum or Bobby Brown, you ask? How about neither. While the two would provide a scoring punch off the bench, Chris Douglas-Roberts could potentially be a better option than the two players on their way home from China.

6. How low can you go

The Wizards boasted a more than 73 percent win percentage through the first thirty games of the season. Since January 28? Just 23.5 percent. Even with Wall, obviously incredibly explosive, Randy Wittman has his team running pick-and-rolls only 20-percent of the time and struggling to tap into the potential on his roster.