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Wizards at Celtics preview: Washington looks to bounce back in Boston

Montrezl Harrell looks to lead and have more of an impact against Boston.

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Game Info

When: Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

How to Listen: The Team 980 AM/106.7-2 FM

Injury Report

Wizards: Raul Neto (Shoulder, Day-to-day); Cassius Winston (Hamstring, Day-to-day); Rui Hachimura (Non-Injury Related, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Celtics: Romeo Langford (Calf, Day-to-day); Al Horford (Hip, Day-to-day)

Pregame Notes

The Washington Wizards (2-1) experienced their first loss of the season Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. They will travel to Boston next to face the Celtics (2-2) on Wednesday evening before returning back to home.

In their 14-point loss to Brooklyn, Bradley Beal put up a team-high 19 points while Daniel Gafford followed with 13 points.

Montrezl Harrell, who scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, was disappointed in his performance that night. “Unacceptable on all levels Trezz gotta be better a lot better. Simple as that!”, he tweeted following the game. Beal responded to the tweet minutes later saying, “Starting with me fam! We good.”

Harrell acknowledged Beal and revealed that he is his own biggest critic. “Can’t let us down in the energy department no night,” he wrote. “So that’s on me! Will be better lead dawg!”

The season is young but it’s great to see new Wizards’ players buying in and holding themselves to high standards. Perhaps that’s why they’ve been fun to watch this season.

Washington will have their work cut out for them with the Celtics, who have won their last two games. First, they’ll have to slow down Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, who combined for 71 points in their Monday night game against the Hornets. Another player to keep an eye on is Dennis Schröder. The guard seems to be finding his way on his new team and his recent performances are proof of progress being made. Last game, Schröder put up a season-high 23 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The Celtics will certainly have the Wizards moving fast to the backcourt so hopefully their legs are ready.