The Wizards held a 75-minute practice on Tuesday before departing for Boston where they will see the Celtics for the second game in a row. Guard Jordan Crawford, the team’s leading scorer with 32 points in its first two games, both losses, will be a game-time decision tomorrow night, according to a team official. He twisted his left ankle during Saturday’s loss to Boston at Verizon Center.
Crawford scored a team-high 11 points in the season-opener against Cleveland and had a team-high 21 in that loss to the Celtics. Reporters were allowed into practice for the final 15 minutes and at that point Crawford was sitting on the sidelines with a bag of ice taped to his left ankle, which he injured against the Celtics. Crawford later put on his shoe and took jump shots during the shoot-around portion of practice. Crawford didn’t start either game. Rookie Bradley Beal was given the nod at shooting guard instead.
“I hope [Crawford] plays,” Wizards forward Trevor Booker said. “We definitely need him. But I’m not sure if we’re going to have him…[If not] just move the ball and whoever has the open shot, take it.”
Washington is 0-2 and the last winless team in the Southeast Division. Boston is 1-2.
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