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Wizards vs Trail Blazers preview: Washington looking for a win streak and momentum facing Portland

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Will we get the same performance from Westbrook on Tuesday?

Washington Wizards v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Info

When: Tuesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. ET

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

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Raul Neto (Groin, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Blazers: Derrick Jones, Jr. (Foot, Out); CJ McCollum (Foot, Out); Jusuf Nurkic (Wrist, Out); Zach Collins (Ankle, Out)

Pregame Notes

On Sunday in the Washington Wizards 149-146 win over the Brooklyn Nets, Westbrook came out and looked like the old Westbrook. He finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists shooting 16-28. Probably was his best game to date as a Wizard. He mentioned he had been playing with one leg this season and was good to go now.

We hope so.

It’s possible Washington can come out victorious if they can contain Damian Lillard. Portland Trail Blazers are without CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic, so Lillard and Carmelo Anthony off the bench are their sole threats. Granted, the Wizards aren’t exactly the best defensive team and honestly they may be the worst behind Brooklyn.

The battle of Lillard and Westbrook will be something to keep your eye on Tuesday night. We hope to see a better outing from Rui Hachimura who didn’t have a good game Sunday, but he’s just getting his legs back after being out on the health and safety protocol list for some time.