Temple scored 10 points (3-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and provided two rebounds, two assists, and a pair of steals over 30 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Bucks. Temple's defensive prowess earned him the starting nod ahead of Gary Neal in place of the injured Bradley Beal (shoulder), and the journeyman guard turned in a solid performance. He's contributed double digits in the scoring column in both of his starts to date, and would likely garner another turn in the starting five Saturday versus the Pistons if Beal remains unavailable.
Temple will start at shooting guard Tuesday against Bucks, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. Temple got the nod Saturday for Bradley Beal, putting up 18 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 31 minutes. With three days to rest before the Wizards' next game Saturday, Beal will have an abnormal amount of time to allow his bruised shoulder to recover, but Temple could garner another start, if Beal needs more time.
Temple will start in place of the injured Bradley Beal (shoulder) on Saturday, John Denton of the OrlandoMagic.com reports. Temple figures to cede some minutes to Gary Neal during Saturday's game against the Magic, but the 29-year-old still figures to factor into the game. With Beal out Tuesday against the Thunder, Temple recorded nine points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes -- numbers that should be easy to replicate if he can play 20+ minutes Saturday.
Temple was scoreless in his three minutes for Washington in their 102-99 win Wednesday over the Spurs. Temple saw his first action of the regular season Wednesday night but it was only three minutes. There hasn't been much room for Temple to see the court in the early stages of the season for Washington because he's slotted behind John Wall, Ramon Sessions, and Gary Neal on the depth chart.
Temple (hamstring) believes he'll be available off the bench for Wednesday's preseason game against the Heat, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. Temple has made only one appearance in the preseason since dealing with recurring left hamstring soreness after an Oct. 6 contest. It appears he's since moved past that issue, as he resumed practicing with the Wizards on Monday.
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