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Wizards vs. Pistons preview: Washington looks to beat Detroit again on Thursday

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With or without Beal, Westbrook and his Wizards teammates should be able to beat the league’s worst-ranked team.

Detroit Pistons v Washington Wizards Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Info

When: Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Bradley Beal (Hip, Day-to-day); Raul Neto (Ribs, Day-to-day); Daniel Gifford (Ankle, Out); Davis Bertans (Calf, Questionable); Ish Smith (Quad, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Pistons: Wayne Ellington (Calf, Day-to-day); Sekou Doumbouta (Migraine/Headache, Day-to-day); Rodney McGruder (Elbow, Day-to-day); Dennis Smith (Back, Day-to-day); Jahlil Okafor (Knee, Targeting April); Killian Hayes (Hip, Out)

Pregame notes

After losing 114-104 to the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday evening, the Washington Wizards (17-29) are taking their talents to Detroit to face the Pistons (13-33). It will be the second time both teams have played each other in five days. Their first matchup resulted in a 106-92 win for the Wizards. Russell Westbrook led the Wizards with a triple-double (19 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 assists). Bradley Beal followed with 17 points in his 21 minutes on the floor.

Bradley Beal has not suited up for Washington the last two games due to a right hip contusion and it is unclear if he will be back Thursday. If he doesn’t return, the Wizards will still be able to compete with Westbrook leading the charge. In each of his last three games, Westbrook had a triple-double. In fact, he made NBA history against the Indiana Pacers Monday night when he posted 35 points, 21 assists, and 14 rebounds, the first 35- point, 20-assist triple-double.

That night, he also became the Wizards franchise leader in triple-doubles.

He did that in 38 games.

Russell Westbrook is going to show up Thursday in Detroit ready to compete.