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Bradley Beal Out As Utah Jazz Face Wizards In Washington

Nov 11, 2022, 3:48 PM | Updated: 3:51 pm
Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards looks on in the second half against the Washington Wizard...
Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards looks on in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on March 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – the Washington Wizards will be without All-Star Bradley Beal when they host the Utah Jazz on Saturday afternoon.

The Jazz opened their three-game Eastern Conference road trip with a win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday before having two days off in the nation’s capital.

The Wizards meanwhile are coming off an impressive win over the Dallas Mavericks Thursday night.

Jazz Look For Winning Record On Road Swing

The Jazz can guarantee themselves a winning record by securing a victory over the Wizards.

Wednesday’s win saw a nine point halftime lead quickly evaporate into a 10 point deficit midway through the third quarter.

However, the second unit led by Malik Beasley and Walker Kessler stemmed the Hawks momentum and the Jazz recaptured the lead early in the fourth quarter.

Lauri Markkanen continued his brilliant play recording 32 points and eight rebounds, including a knockdown 6-8 performance for the Jazz in the 125-119 win.

Jordan Clarkson added 23 points for the Jazz, and has now scored at least 20 points in each of the team’s last five outings.

During the team’s two-day hiatus Beasley announced the birth of his daughter on Instagram. Despite the new addition, the Jazz veteran was not listed on the team’s injury report against the Wizards.

Wizards Will Be Without Beal

The Wizards announced Friday that the team will be without All-Star guard Bradley Beal when they host the Jazz on Saturday.

“Bradley Beal (health and safety) will be OUT tomorrow vs. the Jazz, Wes Unseld Jr. said at practice today,” the Washington Post’s Ava Wallace tweeted.

Beal has missed each of the team’s last three games including Thursday’s win over the Mavericks.

Former University of Utah star Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists in the 113-105 victory.

The Wizards are 6-6 on the season and 2-1 without Beal in the lineup.

Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards Broadcast

The Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards will tip off at 4 pm MT in DC. The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet and can be heard on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. The game will also be streamed on DirecTV Stream and FuboTV.

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