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Wizards vs. Spurs preview: Washington finally faces tougher matchup in back-to-back

After an easy stretch in the schedule, the Wiz finally face some real competition.

Washington Wizards v San Antonio Spurs Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Washington Wizards just finished a nice long and ... easy stretch in the schedule, playing against league juggernauts such as OKC (twice), Detroit, Sacramento, New Orleans, Golden State, and the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers. After the 8th straight win (!), they now come back to reality, playing the gritty San Antonio Spurs in a tough back-to-back. The upside is that the game is at home. But otherwise the Spurs are equally a “playins contender” just as the Wizards and are in need of every win they can pile up. Should be a fun game to watch.

Game Info

When: Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena, DC

How to watch: LeaguePass

Injury Report

Wizards: Thomas Bryant, Deni Avdija (Out), Rui Hachimura (Day-To-Day)

Spurs: Trey Lyles (Out), Rudy Gay (Day-To-Day)

Pre-game notes

The Wizards’ cruise ends? - The Wizards had a nice and easy stretch in the schedule. But now it starts getting tough. And it doesn’t help at all that the Wizards need to make up for six postponed games from January due to COVID. The next couple games will be (with the exception of one game against the tanking Cavaliers) against pretty competitive teams: Lakers, Dallas, Milwaukee and Indiana.

A Bertans revenge game? - It’s always pretty fun to speculate on how a player will go against his former team, especially one that basically waived him for nothing at all. Will Davis Bertans erupt in this one? Let’s see!

Flashback: Spurs blow-out the Wiz two months ago

Beal scored his usual 31, but that was not quite enough. Here are the highlights from the Wizards’ loss in San Antonio on their first game back after their 6-game cancellation streak due to COVID back in late January: