Even though Beal didn't play against Brooklyn, coach Scott Brooks said it was a "mild'' sprain for the 23-year-old guard. Brooks said Beal, who's considered day to day, felt better Thursday morning after spraining his ankle Wednesday night and was making progress.
"Everything is going the right direction with him,'' Brooks said Friday, adding that a Beal returning Monday in Houston hadn't been ruled out.
Beal is averaging 21.8 points and 3.6 assists per game this season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.