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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Nuggets

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Nuggets

Here are the best plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 109-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Monday night...

1. Tim Frazier hadn't scored a point in his first two games with the Wizards this season, but his first made shot was worth the wait. With the clock ticking down in the first quarter, Frazier pulled up for a three from way, way outside to beat the buzzer:

Frazier had 10 points in 14 minutes and provided a spark off the bench, particularly in the first half.

2. John Wall didn't have his best shooting night (3-for-13), but he still managed 19 points, 12 assists, two steals and a block. This was one of his steals and it led to a rim-rattling dunk on the other end:

3. It was a night of buzzer-beaters for the Wizards. Bradley Beal got in on the fun to end the first half with a super tough layup to beat the clock:

Beal had 20 points and five rebounds on the night.

4. Wall's dunk got all the fanfare, but this play was incredibly impressive, especially when you take a second look in the slow-motion replay. Wall faced three Nuggets defenders and went up-and-under them for two. It was amazing:

5. Now for the play everyone is talking about. With :32 seconds left and the Wizards up by two, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic bumped Wizards coach Scott Brooks on the shoulder. It earned Jokic a technical and led to three quick points for the Wizards, who essentially polished off their win:

Now for some fun stuff from outside the lines. The Redskins, of course, also played on Monday night and lost to the Eagles. Unfortunately, Wizards forward Mike Scott had made a bet with an Eagles fan on the Wizards' staff. As the loser, Scott was forced to wear all Eagles gear on the flight to L.A.:

This was random, but funny. The NBC Sports Washington broadcast came back from commercial as the Pepsi Center was playing Seinfeld music:

Another good night for the Wizards, who are 3-0 and the only undefeated team left in the Eastern Conference.


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NBA 2K18 has Kelly Oubre, Jr.'s famous dab celebration and it's amazing

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NBA 2K18 has Kelly Oubre, Jr.'s famous dab celebration and it's amazing

What separates 2K Sports from its competitors is their attention to detail. Year after year, they get right things that other video game companies don't even consider.

The level of detail in 2K sports games allows for some Easter eggs, if you will, for gamers to find and one Wizards fan found an amazing one involving Kelly Oubre, Jr.


Before every game Oubre dabs his way to the court extremely aggressively, to the point where he jumps in the air:

Now Oubre does it in video game form:

That's just great and of course Wizards fans are loving it on social media. Bravo, 2K Sports.


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

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

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters and the Miami Heat on Friday night.

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


Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 6 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Wizards are heating up

The Wizards have won a season-high four straight games as they enter Friday night's matchup with the Heat. In all four of those games they have held opponents to under 100 points. Only the Celtics have had a longer such streak this season, they got to eight. If the Wizards make it one more game, they will push to five for the first time since 2015.

Five straight wins for the Wizards would also get them closer to some franchise history. The longest win streak in Wizards/Bullets history is just nine games. That's tied with the Orlando Magic for the shortest-longest win streak in franchise history for an NBA team. Five wins would put them more than halfway there.


Will Gortat bounce back?

Marcin Gortat has had some honest analysis of himself and the Wizards recently and he couldn't have been happy with his outing on Wednesday night. Gortat was held to just two points on 0-for-6 shooting and five rebounds. Meanwhile, his Heat counterpart Hassan Whiteside had 15 points and 21 rebounds.

Gortat is having a solid year overall, but consistency on the boards has eluded him. He hasn't reached double figures in rebounds in five straight games. In two of his last three games, he has topped out at two points. Look for Gortat to be extra-motivated against Miami.


How will the Heat respond?

After a close game in Miami on Wednesday, the Wizards and Heat will run it back on Friday night. Given the Heat lost the first meeting in this home-and-home set, they likely value this opportunity to get even. Add into the equation that the Heat thought the officiating favored the Wizards on Wednesday and they might be pretty fired up.

It's very difficult to sweep a good team like the Heat in a home-and-home series, so the Wizards will have their work cut out for them. If they can hold them off again and swing a win, the Wizards will be sitting pretty at 10-5 just in time for their road trip.