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Wizards vs Pacers preview: Washington looks to regroup after Sunday loss

After a tough loss yesterday, it’s time to move on the next one.

Indiana Pacers v Washington Wizards Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The Washington Wizards are continuing their seeding games, this time facing the up-and-down Indiana Pacers. The Wizards are essentially eliminated from the playoffs after yesterday’s loss to the Nets, but hey, that does not stop us.

Game Info

When: Monday, August 3 at 4 p.m. ET

Where: Disney World, Orlando, Florida

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans, Gary Payton II, Garrison Mathews, John Wall (out), Jarrod Uthoff (Day-to-Day).

Pacers: Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis (out), Malcolm Brogdon, Goga Bitadze (Day-to-Day).

Pre-game notes

Tough come-back-to-action schedule - Bubble life isn’t all that rosy when you have back-to-backs... The Wizards face the Pacers about 24 hours after facing the Nets in their most crucial seeding game.

Can TBj be more aggressive? - During the Wizards-Nets game Bradley Beal made a surprise visit to the NBC Sports Washington broadcasting, and joined (remotely) as an analyst. I definitely see a very bright future for Brad on TV! One of his insights was that this Wizards team is too ``hesitant”. He also acknowledged that could be, partially, due to him being overly aggressive at times (at getting his own shot). Those were quite some revelations from Brad, and I appreciated the honesty. He did say though that specifically Troy Brown Jr must be more aggressive and I can’t agree more.

TB vs Turner - As we have said so many times, rebounding really makes the Wizards a poor defensive team. We saw that against the Nets with Jarrett Allen taking rebounds at will, and unless Thomas Bryant can somehow learn to box out effectively the Wizards will continue to pile up Ls.