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Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal recorded his fourth double-double of the campaign in Wednesday's victory over Golden State, scoring a game-high 29 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He also had four assists and a couple of steals while shooting 8-for-21 from the field. It was a tough shooting night for Beal, but he at least went a perfect 11-for-11 at the foul line, which helped him to get close to another 30-point game. Beal had five consecutive such outings ahead of Wednesday's action. The run included a nice performance against the Thunder, whom Washington faces again on Friday. Sunday's battle with the Cavaliers also looks like a favorable spot.
Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook put up a triple-double with a season-high 20 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Golden State. He had a quiet night on the offensive front with 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting and 10 assists. Westbrook also recorded three steals and nine turnovers in 41 minutes. The Wizards are suddenly rolling and Russ is closing in on the all-time triple-double record. He's nine short of moving past Oscar Robertson and his 181 triple-doubles. Westbrook will be back at his old stomping ground next when the Wizards visit OKC. He has averaged a 25-9-11 line against his former team since leaving the club.
Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija (leg) was forced to exit early during Wednesday's game against the Golden State Warriors. He came down awkwardly on his right foot and appeared to be in a lot of pain. Avdija was wheelchaired off the court, so fantasy managers should expect him to miss some time. Davis Bertans would benefit the most, assuming Avdija does sit out a few games.
Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (knee) was unable to practice on Tuesday. Hachimura's inability to take the practice court doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up for Wednesday's game against the Warriors. As of now, he should be considered doubtful for the contest. Fellow forward Davis Bertans benefitted from Hachimura's absence on Monday, as he drained six triples and scored 21 points.
Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists, and two steals in 30 minutes during Saturday's win over the Pistons. Westbrook has a triple-double in seven of the eight past games, an incredible achievement that shouldn't be so surprising for the guard given his incredible numbers over the past few seasons. For fantasy purposes, Westbrook is one of the best options out there given his consistent and decent production on a daily basis. He is averaging a triple-double this season. Up next is another great matchup on Monday against an average Thunder defense.