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Wizards vs. Celtics preview: Washington looks to beat Boston twice this week

The Wizards are having a great start despite missing key players.

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Game Info

When: Saturday, October 30 at 5 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

How to watch or listen: NBC Sports Washington, 980 AM, 106.7-2 FM

Injury Report

Wizards: Daniel Gafford (Knee, Day-to-day); Cassius Winston (Hamstring, Day-to-day); Rui Hachimura (Non-Injury Related, Out); Anthony Gil (Calf, Day-to-day); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Celtics: Romeo Langford (Calf, Out)

Pregame notes

The Washington Wizards (4-1) will face the Boston Celtics (2-3) for the second time this week on Saturday night. Washington has won their last two games and even Bradley Beal is surprised with how well the team is clicking so early on. After Thursday’s win against the Atlanta Hawks, Beal talked to NBC Sports’ Chris Miller about how exciting this start has been despite how preseason went. “I haven’t had the year that I’ve wanted but we’re winning games,” Beal also stated.

In their game against Atlanta, Beal had an explosive game, scoring a team-high 27 points. He also grabbed 8 rebounds and had 8 assists. He also had a few crazy dunks that we won’t forget any time soon. Here’s one of them:

The team had a total of four players with 20-plus points: Bradley Beal, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Wizards, who were without Spencer Dinwiddie, Daniel Gafford, Thomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura, also took care of the ball and only had 6 turnovers throughout the entire game. If they play anything like they did against the Hawks, they will get their third consecutive win.