Hachimura out, Len questionable for Monday's clash with the Thunder originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Wizards have ruled Rui Hachimura out of Monday's meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder, while center Alex Len is questionable.
Both players were forced to exit early during Saturday's 121-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Hachimura suffered the injury during the second half. He finished the game after 23 minutes having recorded six points, two rebounds, a steal and a block.
Len went to the locker room during the second quarter, making way for Daniel Gafford after going 4-4 from the field in seven minutes. If he is unavailable against the Thunder, Wizards head coach Scott Brooks will likely look to Robin Lopez and Gafford to split work at center.
April has been a busy month with the Wizards playing 10 games in 18 days. The Wizards have won their last four games and are vying for the final Eastern Conference play-in position. They sit just one place behind the Chicago Bulls who currently hold the coveted 10th seed, but are tied on wins and losses.
On Monday night when Washington hosts Oklahoma City at Capital One Arena, they have the opportunity to extend their win streak to five and overtake the Bulls.
They'll have to do it without Hachimura and potentially without Len, two starters who have played a big role in the hot streak they find themselves on.