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Wizards vs. Jazz preview: Washington looks to end homestand on high note

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Utah Jazz v Washington Wizards Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Game Info

When: Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: John Wall (Out, Heel), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)

Jazz: Thabo Sefolosha (Day-to-Day, Hamstring), Dante Exum (Day-to-Day, Knee)

What to Watch for

Jabari Parker is having a great month

Parker is having arguably his best month of his season. He’s transitioned pretty well to his role on the Wizards and the numbers back it up. Since March 1, he has averaged 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game while shooting 61.9 percent from the field.

Wizards need to contain Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert

Much like Bradley Beal, the young and talented Donovan Mitchell is leading his team in points scored with 23.6 per game this season. He’s also having an impressive offensive month, averaging 28 points per game. While Gobert is trailing Mitchell with 15.4 points per game, he is leading the Jazz with 12.9 rebounds per game. Utah is on a three-game win streak and are coming off an easy win over the Nets where Mitchel dropped 24 points and Gobert added 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Does Bradley Beal have another 40-point night to give?

It’s possible. In his last two games, Beal has gone off with 40 points. Since All-Star break the shooting guard has averaged 31.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game.

The moral of the story is never sleep on Bradley Beal.

A random moment in Wizards – Jazz history: A 38-year-old Michael Jordan scored 44 points against Utah in 2001.