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Wizards' Beal starts for Wizards vs. Pistons

POSTED: Mar 14, 2016 8:50 PM ET

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— Wizards guard Bradley Beal is in the starting lineup for Washington's game against the Detroit Pistons.

His return Monday night comes after missing three games with a sprained pelvis, the latest setback in an injury-filled season.

Beal also missed a stretch of 16 games in December and January with a stress reaction in his right leg. The fourth-year guard is averaging 17.8 points per game and is the Wizards' second-leading scorer.

Washington enters Monday in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, 3 1/2 games behind Detroit for the conference's eighth and final playoff spot.