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Wizards vs. Raptors preview: Washington and the defending champs, Toronto, meet again on Friday

Bradley Beal had 37 in their first meeting, can he do the same again?

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

Game Info

When: Friday January 17 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Rui Hachimura (Groin, Out); Moritz Wagner (Ankle, Out); Garrison Matthews (Ankle, Out); John Wall (Achilles, Out)

Raptors: Dewan Hernandez (Ankle, Game Time Decision); Fred VanVleet (Hamstring, Game Time Decision)

Pregame Notes

Bradley Beal is not happy about losing

Coming off a loss to the Chicago Bulls, Beal has spoken out about his frustration about losing. Wizards are 13-27, five game out of eighth place and no that is nothing to be the least happy about. Two games away from the halfway mark and the frustrations have begun settling in and changes need to be made. Postgame Beal talked about this matter.

He mentioned they need to “figure out how to get it done” and quite frankly I’m afraid it’s a little too late for that. If anyone expected Washington to do good this season and excel, they were terribly mistaken.

Going into Jurassic Park on Friday, they’ll have to come out strong and remain as such even picking up on their defense. If the Wizards couldn’t handle a depleted Raptors team the first time, how will they handle a healthy team this time around?

We see the early irritation in Beal, but how much longer before the entire team begins to speak up and disruption occurs in the locker room? Another question is what did Beal truly expect out of this season? Hopefully not a winning one.