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As if a 2-0 deficit wasn’t bad enough, the Washington Wizards may have to play Game 3 without Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook left the fourth quarter of Game 2 with an ankle sprain. During his post-game press conference, he said, “I’m being treated and hopefully it will get better.”

There is still time for Westbrooks to heal ankle before Game 3, but the latest health update is for Wizards fans discouraging. Moments ago, the team announced that he was officially in question for tomorrow night’s showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said Westbrook hadn’t trained on Friday. He also mentioned that the former MVP is still being treated on his ankle.

Russell Westbrook is expected to test his ankle before Saturday’s matchup against the 76ers. If he doesn’t qualify for game 3, the wizards will most likely have to rely on Ish Smith as point guard.

In two games this postseason, Westbrook averages 13.0 points, 12.5 assists and 5.5 Rebounds. He just wasn’t the explosive player NBA fans are used to seeing every night.

Whether or not Westbrook fits on Saturday, the wizards need Bradley Beal at his best. The All-Star Guard scores an average of 33.0 points per game in this series.

Game 3 of this series ends at 7pm. ET on ESPN this Saturday.

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