When: Wednesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington Plus
How to listen: The Team 980 AM, 106.7-2 FM
Wizards: Davis Bertans (Day-to-day); Anthony Gill (Out); Rui Hachimura (Out); Cassius Winston; Thomas Bryant (Out); Daniel Gafford (Day-To-Day)
Raptors: Scottie Barnes (Day-to-day); Yuta Watanabe (Out); Pascal Siakim (Out)
The Washington Wizards (5-2) are facing the Toronto Raptors (5-3) on Wednesday night for the second time this season. In their first matchup to open the season, the Wizards won 98-83 on the road. In that game, Beal led his team with 23 points despite not having the best shooting night. He went 7-for-19 from the field and 1-for-6 from beyond the arc. Beal, who is leading the team in steals with an average of 1.8 steals per game, had 4 that game. Off the bench, Montrezl Harrell followed with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Washington shot 44.4 percent from the field compared to Toronto’s 30.9 percent. Rookie Scottie Barnes and Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 12 points each.
Both teams have several more games behind them so don’t be surprised if the Wizards aren’t up by as many as 29 points like they were on Oct. 20. The Raptors have won their last 4 games while the Wizards are looking to bounce back after losing to the Atlanta Hawks Monday night by 7 points. In the Raptors last game, which was against the Knicks, OG Anunoby went off with 36 points and Gary Trent Jr. had himself a great game with 26 points. Anunoby is leading Toronto in scoring with 20.3 points per game so the Wizards need to be sure to contain him.