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Wizards vs. Raptors preview: Washington looks for statement win against best in East

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Washington Wizards v Toronto Raptors - Game Five Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Game Info

When: Friday, November 23 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time
Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Questionable, Gluteal Soreness)

Raptors: OG Anunoby (Day-to-Day, Wrist), C.J. Miles (Day-to-Day, Abductor), Norman Powell (Out, Shoulder)

What to Watch for

How will the new starting lineup perform in Game 2?

It sounds like Scott Brooks is going to stick with Markieff Morris off the bench, which means we’ll get another look at how the Wizards play with Otto Porter starting at the 4 and presumably Thomas Bryant starting at center.

On paper, it sounds like a nice lineup. The Wall, Beal, Oubre, Porter quartet usually plays well together, and Bryant has played with good energy all season, but it didn't translate very well Tuesday. The unit was outscored by 9 in 8 minutes together.

The crew that really got the job done was Wall, Beal, Porter, Morris, and Jeff Green. Don't be surprised if we see more Green while Howard continues to battle with his gluteal issue.

A random moment in Wizards - Raptors history: John Wall drills Marcin Gortat in the face with a pass