Bradley Beal didn't look like he was himself in the Wizards' last game, though they were again victorious, coming off a left shoulder contusion that kept him out for two weeks.
He scored a season-low seven points in 28 minutes in Saturday's 97-95 win at the Detroit Pistons. Maybe he'll be able to contribute more in Tuesday's game vs. the Indiana Pacers (CSN, CSNmidatlantic.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET).
"The whole first unit was (out of sync). That wasn't just Brad. Our whole first unit was a little bit out of rhythm," coach Randy Wittman said after Monday's practice. "After that first quarter I thought we lost our pace to the game with that first unit."
Beal made just 3 of 8 shots, but he did make a clutch jumper late in the fourth quarter, thanks to a solid screen from Nene to free him, to put the Wizards (6-4) ahead 90-89. His backcourt mate John Wall wasn't much better, getting a season-low eight points on 4 of 11 shooting in 27 minutes.
"I'm sure missing two weeks of not being on the floor will have an effect," Wittman said of Beal, who had a collision in a game Nov. 7 that kept him out. "Hopefully, he'll have his legs back in a rhythm more than anything. I can't say that Brad's problem was because of that, but it could be."