When: Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan
TV: Monumental Sports Network.
Wizards: Dwight Howard (Out, Back), Thomas Bryant (Questionable, Ankle), Markieff Morris (Questionable, Abdominal)
Pistons: Jon Leuer (Out, Knee), Stanley Johnson (Questionable, Toe)
What to Watch for
Jeff Green is starting to look very comfortable
If you missed Jeff Green’s impressive dunk on Monday evening or want to watch it again please stop reading and hit the play button. If this dunk doesn’t scream ‘Jeff Green has arrived’ then I don’t know what will.
Keep that same energy, Bradley
For Bradley Beal, if there’s a will there’s a way. He scored 20 points, grabbed 4 boards, and dished out 3 dimes against the Knicks. He’s put on a show this preseason, leading the Wizards with an average of 17 points per game. When preseason is over and done, we’re looking forward to seeing Beal carry over that energy into the regular season and hopefully, playoffs.
Andre Drummond & Blake Griffin need to be guarded
Drummond is averaging 21 points and 12 rebounds per game this preseason. Right behind him is Blake Griffin with 17 points and 9 boards per game. With Dwight Howard still out with a back injury, the Wizards are going to have to step up on defense to contain this duo.
Will Stanley Johnson play?
Johnson did not play in the Piston’s preseason game on Monday due to a toe injury. “He has a messed-up toe, said Pistons Coach Dwane Casey after the Piston’s game against Brooklyn. “It’s a stubbed toe and it inflamed on him yesterday. He didn’t practice yesterday and didn’t go this morning. We’re going to give it a few days to calm down. Nothing major.” The Wizards might have one less person to worry about if Johnson’s toe isn’t fully recovered yet. If the small forward is well, he is expected to make an impact as he is right behind Drummond and Griffin with an average of 12.5 points per game.
A random moment in Wizards - Pistons history: Grant Hill goes off for a career-high 46 points against Washington
The Hall-of-Famer didn’t make, or even attempt, a three in this game, but he made up for it by making 18-of-22 at the free throw line.