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Wizards at Trail Blazers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Wizards at Trail Blazers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Now the second seed in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards continue their west coast road trip in Portland on Saturday night. John Wall and Bradley Beal will face a test in another talented backcourt: Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. The Wizards are coming off an overtime gams the previous evening, so fatigue will be a factor. 

Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…


Where: Moda Center
Tip-off: 10:00 p.m.
TV: CSN (coverage begins at 9:30 p.m.)
Live stream: CSNmidatlantic.com
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

John Wall and Bradley Beal vs. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum

The big story of Saturday night will be about the backcourts. John Wall and Bradley Beal are both having career years, forcing their way into the conversation of the best backcourt tandems in the NBA. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum were in a similar position last season when Lillard made the All-Star Team and McCollum received the Most Improved Player award. Both are still playing at a very high level, but the Blazers find themselves outside of playoff position looking in, while the Wizards are sitting pretty at No. 2 in the East. A year ago the Portland duo would have been considered the clear favorite between the two. Wall and Beal have a chance to change that tonight. 

[RELATED: Beal continuing to be offensive machine]

Jusuf Nurkic is a man on fire

The Blazers big man put up a dizzying 28 points, 20 rebounds and 8 assists in an overtime defeat of the Sixers. He's been Portland's most exciting player since the All-Star break, not to mention hitting 75-percent of his free throws in that span. At 7-feet and 280 pounds, he'll be a handful for Wizards big men tonight. 

[RELATED: 5 must-see moments from the Wizards overtime win over the Kings]

Need more from Brandon Jennings

On the second night of a back-to-back on the road, John Wall could really use some solid minutes – scoring and playmaking – from Brandon Jennings. Jennings hasn't found his groove with Wizards yet. He played 13 minutes of the overtime win in Sacramento and scored zero points. Since signing with Washington, he's averaging 1.6 points on 19-percent shooting. He still contributes with more than four assists off the bench, but if he was going to pick a time to start scoring, now would be it. A fifth consecutive win is on the line. 

[RELATED: NBA Power Rankings: Movement in the East]

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5 things to know about new Wizards player Ramon Sessions

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5 things to know about new Wizards player Ramon Sessions

The Washington Wizards signed point guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day free agent contract on Thursday. Here are five things to know about the newest Wizards player...

**Sessions has played for Washington before. He was acquired by the Wizards at the trade deadline in 2015 and played out the 2014-15 season, appearing in 28 regular season games and 10 more in the playoffs. Sessions then spent the whole 2015-16 season with the team before leaving the following summer to sign a free agent deal with the Charlotte Hornets. In 1 1/2 seasons with the Wizards, Sessions averaged 9.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds. He shot 46 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from three.


**Sessions played one season for the Hornets and spent part of this year with the New York Knicks. The Knicks waived Sessions on Jan. 13. Over the past two seasons in Charlotte and New York, Sessions has averaged 5.7 points, 2.5 assists and 1.4 rebounds while shooting 37 percent.

**This is Sessions' 11th NBA season. In addition to the Wizards, Hornets and Knicks, he has spent time with the Bucks, Cavs, Lakers and Kings. He began his career in Milwaukee after getting selected in the second round of the 2007 draft.


**Sessions went to the University of Nevada from 2004 through 2007 and left an impressive legacy as one of the best players in the program's history. The school's practice facility is, in fact, named after Sessions. It is called the 'Ramon Sessions Basketball Performance Center' and Sessions donated $1 million towards construction costs.

**Sessions overlapped with former Wizards player JaVale McGee at Nevada. Sessions was in his final season as a junior when McGee was a freshman. The Wolfpack were quite good that year. They peaked at No. 10 in the nation, the highest ranking in school history, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


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Remember Ramon Sessions? Wizards bring back familiar face, sources confirm

Remember Ramon Sessions? Wizards bring back familiar face, sources confirm

For the Wizards, with a tough stretch coming and with John Wall still sidelined, depth and health is of the utmost importance.

With the team set to begin the second half of the 2018 NBA season on Thursday night against the Cavaliers, Scott Brooks and company decided to make a move to shore up their backcourt depth, a commodity the team cannot have enough of.

Veteran guard Ramon Sessions, who spent the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons in Washington, D.C., has been signed by the Wizards to a ten-day contract, NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller confirms.


The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . Sessions played in 110 games for the Wizards over the course of his two seasons, playing in all 82 games during the 2015-16 season.

He joins the Wizards again having been waived by the New York Knicks on Jan. 13. Sessions averaged 12.8 mpg in 13 games for the Knicks.

Sessions is rejoining a former team for the third time in his career, having played in Milwaukee and Charlotte on two separate occasions.