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

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday 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 MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 7 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Can Wall play?

The Wizards were without star point guard on Sunday night, as John Wall sat out due to a swollen left knee. The Wizards lost and it was in large part due to their lack of offense. They scored only 91 points, their second-lowest output of the season so far. With a healthy Wall, maybe that doesn't happen.

Head coach Scott Brooks told reporters in Toronto that Wall could miss Monday's game as well. But by tipoff Wall will have had two full days off following his last game, on Friday against the Heat. The Bucks, though, present a unique challenge with a deep backcourt featuring Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, Khris Middleton and others. This is also the second game of a back-to-back for the Wizards. They were 7-9 in games with zero days rest last year.

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Recent history

The Wizards won three of their four matchups against the Bucks last season and have taken 14 of their last 19 meetings going back to 2012. Washington has absolutely owned the Bucks and that hasn't changed even in recent years with the emergence of Giannis Antetokounmpo as a superstar. The Bucks, though, are a different team with Bledsoe so there is no guarantee the recent success continues.

One thing to keep in mind is that these teams had a bit of bad blood last year. The Bucks' lone win against the Wizards was on Dec. 23 in Milwaukee. The Bucks won in a blowout and Antetokounmpo remained in late in the game to chase a career-high in points. The Wizards didn't like that and after beating them in a rematch on Dec. 26 several players including Wall said publicly they thought it was disrespectful.

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Bucks are on the rise

Speaking of Antetokounmpo, the guy just keeps getting better. This year he's averaging a ridiculous line of 30.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals. He is shooting a cool 56.3 percent and so far looks like a legitimate MVP candidate.

Antetokounmpo has some help, too. Middleton is averaging 18.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals. Brogdon, the reigning rookie of the year, is averaging 14.1 points and 3.8 assists. There is also Bledsoe, who hasn't quite broken out yet since joining the Bucks in a trade.

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

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

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle LeBron James, Kevin Love, Dwyane Wade and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

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

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS GAME INFO

Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 6 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 5 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

WIZARDS VS. CAVALIERS WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Will Porter Play?

The Wizards got John Wall back on Wednesday and on Friday both Markieff Morris and Ian Mahinmi returned from injuries. But just three minutes into their win over the Clippers and Otto Porter went down with a right hip contusion.

Porter's status for Sunday is now in question. As of Saturday, he was considered doubtful but he will be re-evaluated before the game. If he can't play, expect Kelly Oubre, Jr. to get the start.

Measuring Stick:

The Wizards feel like their record should be much better than 16-13 as they have lost a host of games to teams with losing records.

Though they haven't completely turned the corner, they are coming off two straight wins with the second one much better than the first. All of a sudden, the Wizards have some momentum heading into their second meeting with the Cavs this season.

The Cavs, though, aren't playing too bad themselves. After beating the Jazz on Saturday night, they have won 17 of their last 18 games.

After starting the season a disappointing 5-7, they have caught fire and are now 22-8 through 30 games. With the Celtics stumbling, the Cavs are looking more and more like the best team in the East. This gives the Wizards a chance to see how they stack up.

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Stopping LeBron:

LeBron James pretty much always plays well, but he was on a different level the first time these two teams squared off.

LeBron eruped for 57 points, the second-most in his career and completely dominated the WIzards. He shot 23-for-34 (67.6%) and added 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks. It was a masterpiece by one of the greatest players in NBA history.

The Wizards know it's pretty much impossible to stop LeBron, but they can certainly hope for better results than last time. In that game they opted to guard him one-on-one and he took advantage, particularly in the post.

Perhaps this time they will decided to deploy double teams.

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Otto Porter could miss Wizards' game vs. Cavs due to hip injury

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Otto Porter could miss Wizards' game vs. Cavs due to hip injury

The Wizards could be without one of their best players when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, as small forward Otto Porter continues to receive treatment for a right hip contusion.

Porter played just three minutes in the Wizards' win over the Clippers on Friday night before exiting with the injury. Head coach Scott Brooks said it happened when Porter took an elbow to his side.

Porter has dealt with right hip issues dating back to his rookie season, including a hip flexor and a torn labrum.

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The Wizards consider Porter doubtful for the Cavs game, but do not believe his injury to be serious and haven't ruled him out yet.

"Otto, he recovers," Brooks said. "When he gets hit, he's a tough guy and he recovers, so we'll see how he feels."

Losing Porter, 24, would be tough for a game against Cleveland. Porter could be used to help slow LeBron James, who had 57 points against the Wizards in their first meeting this season.

The Wizards know they are unlikely to stop LeBron, but Porter could help limit him. Without Porter, more responsibility will be on Kelly Oubre, Jr., Markieff Morris and others.

"Hopefully he can play because we're going to need him," Brooks said. "We're going to need bodies around him and being down one body isn't going to help. But it's no excuses."

Porter is averaging 14.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals this season. If he can't go, Oubre will likely start in his place at small forward.

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