March 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) 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.

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