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Wizards vs. Magic: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Wizards vs. Magic: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards host Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and the Orlando Magic on Sunday evening as they aim to continue rising the ranks of the NBA's Eastern Conference.

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


Where: Verizon Center
Tip-off: 5 p.m.
TV: CSN (coverage begins at 4:30 p.m.)
Live stream: CSNmidatlantic.com
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Jennings's second showing

Brandon Jennings' Wizards debut didn't go quite as planned as he looked rusty in a loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. He was held scorless on three shots in just under 10 minutes and never looked himself.

Jennings remarked after the game that he had taken a week off after getting waived, and he was playing with a whole new team, but the Wizards will want to get him up to speed as quickly as possible. Like Jennings, Bojan Bogdanovic struggled in his Wizards debut on Feb. 24 against the Sixers. Bogdanovic had just two points and shot 1-for-5 from the field. But then he dropped 15, 16 and 27 in his next three games, respectively. Perhaps Jennings can follow the same track.

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Tough matchup

The Orlando Magic have been a disappointment this season at 23-39, the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. But for some reason they have enjoyed considerable success against the Wizards. Orlando is 2-1 against Washington this season and beat them at the Verizon Center back on Dec. 6.

There hasn't really been a rhyme or reason to why they have handled the Wizards well. In their win on Dec. 6 they won a 124-116 shootout. In their Nov. 5 win in Orlando, they won 88-86 in a defensive battle that John Wall sat out due to his recovery from two knee surgeries. 

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Morris banged up

Only one Wizards player didn't practice on Saturday, as Markieff Morris sat out due to a left thigh contusion. That's a fancy way of saying he has a bruise, but clearly it was bad enough for him to miss a day.

The Wizards believe Morris will be fine for Sunday's game against the Magic, though it will bear watching how he can move around on the court. Between Bismack Biyombo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have some mobile and atheltic forwards that Morris may have to run the floor with.

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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.