In his first game back Bradley Beal made it out of the woods without any setbacks for the Wizards, but Alan Anderson left the game after three minutes when he appeared to hurt himself when fouled on a three-point shot.
"I thought he looked pretty good," coach Randy Wittman said of Beal, who played just 25 minutes in Monday's 124-81 rout of the Detroit Pistons after missing three games with a pelvic sprain. "He said it was a little tight early. It got loose and it didn't bother him after that. That was the main concern after he got going, was it going to turn the other way and it didn't."
Beal was 4 of 10 shooting for 12 points. He did his most damage in the third quarter when the Wizards scored 33 points to erase all doubt of a blowout. He had seven points on 2 of 3 shooting in six minutes.
Anderson was hurt when Stanley Johnson challenged him on a three-pointer that he made. He came down on Johnson's foot and stayed in the game. But Anderson went back to the locker room for good in the third quarter with an athletic trainer.
"Alan got banged again and we couldn't go with him any more than the first stint that we had out there," Wittman said. "I think it's a bit of ankle and groin (injury)."
Anderson had two surgeries on his left ankle that kept him out most of this season. This appeared to impact his right leg. Anderson left the arena under his own power when the game ended.