Bradley Beal gave it a go on the practice court before Friday's game with the Brooklyhn Nets, hoping his right ankle had loosened up enough to make playing a possibility. It didn't work out.
Beal will sit after spraining his ankle in Wednesday's win over the Indiana Pacers, attempting to Euro-step pass Monta Ellis, in the first quarter. He played six minutes in the second but didn't return because it grew stiff.
He didn't practice Thursday nor did he shoot around at Verizon Center on game day.
Coach Scott Brooks had called him a game-time decision and Sheldon McClellan will get the start. With Beal out, Tomas Satoransky also is likely to get some playing time Friday.
Beal missed three games earlier this season with a right hamstring strain.
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