Apr 9, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after hitting a 3-pointer during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal will miss his third straight game with a left hamstring strain, the team announced.

The Wizards are hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday hoping for the win that will secure their place in the play-in tournament.

Beal was expected to miss two games sitting out for both of the Wizards’ games in Atlanta this week after hurting his hamstring late in the Wizards’ win over the Pacers on Saturday.

Russell Westbrook is expected to lead the Wizards again and maybe add another triple-double in the process as the Wizards recovered from a bad start in their regular season campaign to have a shot to return to the postseason.