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NBA preseason Wizards at Heat: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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NBA preseason Wizards at Heat: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards battle Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

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

WASHINGTON WIZARDS AT MIAMI HEAT

Where: American Airlines Arena
Tip-off: 7:30 p.m.
TV: None
Live stream: MonumentalSportsNetwork.com
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Frazier to debut

The Wizards will get their first look at arguably their most important offseason addition on Wednesday, as point guard Tim Frazier is expected to play after missing their first three games with a groin strain. Frazier was acquired on the night before the draft in June when the Wizards sent a second round pick to New Orleans, hoping Frazier would help solve their longstanding problems at backup point guard.

Frazier won't play much, as he's only practiced a handful of times following the injury. Head coach Scott Brooks said he expects Frazier to play about 15 minutes. Still, it's a positive sign for a team that has high hopes for him. We should get to see Frazier run the offense with the second unit, including with shooting guard Jodie Meeks. Those two will be key in what the Wizards hope is a much-improved bench.

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Felix vs. Sloan

Now that Daniel Ochefu was waived and the Wizards officially have an open roster spot, the focus will be even more on Carrick Felix and Donald Sloan than it was before. Brooks even confirmed it at Tuesday's practice: the final spot will come down to those two.

Brooks will base the decision on many things, not just how they perform in the preseason games. But there are only two games left, two chances for them to not only prove themselves to the Wizards in game action, but especially in terms of game tape for other teams. Whoever is the odd-man out, they will hope to catch on elsewhere. These last two games will be extra important for those guys.

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Will the Heat play anyone?

This will be the fourth preseason game for the Wizards and technically they have already faced two NBA teams, but both of those teams - the Knicks and Cavs - sat their best players. Now the Wizards face the Heat who very well could do the same.

Miami has been good about playing their best players through four preseason games with the exception of Goran Dragic. He has appeared in just two of them in part because he played in the EuroBasket tournament this summer. Regardless, there is one player that Wizards fans will be interested to see: Kelly Olynyk. The former Celtics player and friend (or enemy) of Kelly Oubre, Jr. signed with the Heat as a free agent this summer.

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NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes reveals his 2018 NBA All-Star ballot

NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes reveals his 2018 NBA All-Star ballot

The 2018 NBA All-Star starters have been announced with few surprises based on the previous updates we saw from fan voting, which account for 50 percent of the equation. The other 50 percent is split by players and media.

I had the honor of filling out one of the media ballots before the Jan. 15 deadline and in interest of transparency, here is how I voted with some brief reasoning for why:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

G Kyrie Irving, Celtics

Irving is the best player on the top team in the conference. He is scoring like he always has, but is now expanding his game under coach Brad Stevens.

G Bradley Beal, Wizards

Beal has turned into one of the best scorers in the NBA and now does so many more things. It wasn't an easy pick between him, DeMar DeRozan, John Wall and Victor Oladipo, but Beal has been so valuable to the Wizards this season with Wall missing extended time that he got the nod.

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F LeBron James, Cavs

LeBron remains the best player in basketball and is having one of his best seasons at the age of 33. It's incredible to watch and he is deserving of the most votes.

F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Giannis is a bonafide star and is among the most versatile players in the NBA with how he can affect the game on both ends of the floor. Even without a three-point shot, he's completely unstoppable on offense.

F Joel Embiid, Sixers

Embiid is proving he can stay on the court (for the most part) and is putting up crazy numbers. Kristaps Porzingis and others got consideration for this spot, but Embiid edged them out with his rebounding.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

G Russell Westbrook, Thunder

His scoring is down from last season, but Westbrook tops the NBA in assists per game and things are starting to click in Oklahoma City with him leading the way.

G James Harden, Rockets

The NBA's leading scorer, Harden is still putting up insane numbers despite co-existing with another star guard in Chris Paul. And the Rockets are really, really good.

F Kevin Durant, Warriors

The best player on the league's best team, Durant is currently fifth in points per game and tied for third in blocks. He is incredibly efficient and does so many things well.

F Anthony Davis, Pelicans

Davis continues to put up impressive numbers, but he's now more efficent than ever. The Pelicans are currently sixth in the West, too.

F Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves

Towns has become almost underrated with all the attention placed on other young stars in the league, but he's as good as any of them. Big KAT has the T'Wolves on track to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

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2018 NBA All-Star Game: LeBron James, Steph Curry named captains; Wall and Beal miss cut for starters

2018 NBA All-Star Game: LeBron James, Steph Curry named captains; Wall and Beal miss cut for starters

The NBA announced the starters for next month's 2018 All-Star Game and once again LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the top vote-getter.

Stephen Curry of the Warriors was second in votes, meaning he and James will serve as captains and pick teams for the Feb. 18 showcase.

Neither John Wall or Bradley Beal of the Wizards made the cut as starters, so they will have to hope to make it as reserves by NBA coaches. The full rosters are announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

For the starters, fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote with players and media each representing 25 percent. 

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Here are the starters from each conference. Keep in mind these groups will be split up once the captains pick their teams:

EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR STARTERS

G Kyrie Irving, Celtics -- 2,170,833 fan votes (5th All-Star appearance)

G DeMar DeRozan, Raptors -- 998,999 fan votes (4th)

F LeBron James, Cavs -- 2,638,294 fan votes (14th)

F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks -- 2,530,211 fan votes (2nd)

F Joel Embiid, Sixers -- 1,285,587 fan votes (1st)

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WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR STARTERS

G Stephen Curry, Warriors -- 2,379,494 fan votes (5th All-Star appearance)

G James Harden, Rockets -- 1,486,830 fan votes (6th)

F Kevin Durant, Warriors -- 2,238,406 fan votes (9th)

F Anthony Davis, Pelicans -- 1,088,230 fan votes (4th)

F DeMarcus Cousins, Pelicans -- 922,269 fan votes (4th)

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