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What are the top five best games on the Wizards' 2017-18 schedule?

What are the top five best games on the Wizards' 2017-18 schedule?

The 2017-18 NBA schedule is here, and the Wizards now know the who, what, where and when for the NBA regular season.

With well over two months until the first regular-season game, there is ample time to pour over the entire schedule, analyzing every matchup and previewing every game.

The Wizards will play 18 games on national TV and will travel 41,451 miles in total. That's fine and dandy, but we want to know what the best games on the schedule are.

CSN Wizards reporter Chris Miller did just that on Monday afternoon.

Here's his Top 5 list of the best games on the Wizards' 2017-18 regular-season schedule.

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5. Nov. 19 at Toronto Raptors
"It's their first first game of 15 back-to-backs and it is a good test against DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, a team that figures to be pretty good in 2017-18."

4. Nov. 20 at Milwaukee Bucks
"The very next night the Wizards go from north of the border to Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo is already talked about as an MVP candidate. I like the way Milwaukee plays. If they can get a bit more shooting, they can definitely be one of the top four teams in the East."

3. Feb. 23 vs. Golden State Warriors
"The best shooting team in the league, and maybe the best shooting team of all time. It will be a very good test to see where the Wizards stack up in the important month of February."

2. Nov. 3 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
"It's the first of four meetings against the Cavaliers and both teams figure to be at the top of the Eastern Conference. Now, the Wizards had some success in Cleveland and lost a heartbreaker last year at the Verizon Center when LeBron James hit that ridiculous shot at the buzzer. "

1. Dec. 25 at Boston Celtics
"It is the showdown. it is the rematch of the seven game series between, let's just say two teams that just don't like each other. It's the first of four meetings and the new twist to this rivalry is that the Morris twins will go against one another, Markieff with the Wizards and now Marcus with the Celtics."

YOU CAN WATCH CHRIS MILLER'S FULL BREAKDOWN OF THE TOP FIVE GAMES OF THE 2017-18 SEASON IN THE ABOVE VIDEO PLAYER

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 46 - Wizards get good injury news; Chris McCullough joins the show

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 46 - Wizards get good injury news; Chris McCullough joins the show

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman personal injury lawyers, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller broke down the season opener, plus some positive news on the injury front with both Jason Smith and Markieff Morris.

Wizards forward Chris McCullough joined the show to discuss fighting for minutes, who he models his game after and why he goes by the nickname 'Briskuno.'

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Sixers

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Sixers

Here are the five best moments from the Washington Wizards' 120-115 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena

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1. John Wall posted up T.J. McConnell and finished with a thunderous left-handed slam in what was clearly the play of the game.

This may go down as one of the best dunks of the entire Wizards season:

2. Wall had some great dunks, but he played a solid game overall with 28 points and eight assists. Check out this block on Markelle Fultz, a fellow No. 1 overall pick who was making his NBA debut:

3. Kelly Oubre, Jr. had a strong game with 14 points and seven rebounds. He did a great job pitching in when Jason Smith left with an injury. His best play was this ridiculous putback dunk. Everything in the universe aligned perfectly for him to put one back and rock Capital One Arena in the process:

Oubre's postgame quote on the dunk was sensational:

"Man, I don't know. I just jumped in the air and the ball was in the rim. I blacked out, honestly, in that moment. I'm just happy it happened. It was all God. God took over my soul at that point."

4. Marcin Gortat had a monster night with 16 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks. Ten of his points came in the fourth quarter alone, including this powerful dunk assisted by Wall. Gortat broke out his signature celebration afterwards:

5. Wall could not be stopped in the second half. This was his second-best dunk of the night, but still a great highlight:

Afterwards, when Wall was asked about his collection of dunks, he replied: "it's Wolf Season, just keep watching."