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Wizards at Raptors preview: Washington looks to beat Toronto in the Sunshine State

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It’s going to be a tough game for the Wizards if Beal doesn’t suit up.

Toronto Raptors v Washington Wizards Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

Game Info

When: Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Rui Hachimura (Shoulder, Game-time decision); Bradley Beal (Hip, Game-time decision); Daniel Gafford (Ankle, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)

Raptors: Fred VanVelet (Hip, Day-to-day); Kyle Lowry (Foot, Day-to-day); Rodney Hood (Hip, Day-to-day); Jalen Harris (Hip, Day-to-day); Paul Watson (Medical Protocols, Day-to-day); Patrick McCaw (Knee, Out)

Pregame notes

The Wizards, who are now 17-31, are back on the road after getting blown out 109-87 by the Dallas Mavericks Saturday. They are facing the Toronto Raptors (19-30), who just for the second time this season Monday.

The matchup will take place in Tampa, which is where the Raptors relocated due to the coronavirus pandemic. In February, the Raptors beat the Wizards in D.C. 137-115. Toronto was led by Norman Powell and Pascal Siakam, who scored 28 and 26 points respectively. Additionally, seven out of their eleven players that game scored in double-figures. As usual the Wizards were led by Bradley Beal (24 points) and Russell Westbrook (23 points) but their contributions just weren’t enough. Rui Hachimura had a solid game with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Ahead of Monday’s game, both teams have several players who are listed as game-time or day-to-day decisions. Even without players like VanVleet and Lowry, the Raptors can still give the Wizards a hard time. Not having Beal will certainly cost the Wizards but even if he does play, it’s possible he will be under a minutes restriction because he hasn’t played in a game since March 27.