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

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

Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Kelly Oubre, Jr. and the Washington Wizards battle Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

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


Where: TD Garden
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
TV: ESPN (pregame coverage begins on NBC Sports Washington at 7 p.m.)
Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Radio: 1500 AM

All of the injuries

The Boston Celtics are dealing with a crazy amount of injuries at the moment. When they play the Wizards, they will be without Jaylen Brown (concussion), Al Horford (illness), Marcus Smart (right thumb sprain) and Daniel Theis (left knee meniscal tear). Kyrie Irving is considered questionable with left knee soreness and Gordon Hayward is of course out with an ankle fracture.

That's a ton of players missing. If Irving can't go, they will be without four of their top five rotation players in terms of minutes played. They will have to rely heavily on rookie Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier. Those are talented guys, but the Celtics will be thin at a lot of positions.


In need of a win

Just because the Celtics are down so many players does not mean the Wizards are guaranteed a victory. They have made a habit recently of losing to depleted teams. They were blown out by the Heat on Saturday night without Hassan Whiteside and fell to the Timberwolves on Tuesday without Jimmy Butler. The Celtics and Brad Stevens have surprised opponents before.

The Wizards have lost five of their last seven games overall. Though they haven't lost much ground in the playoff race, they haven't taken advantage of opportunities to move up, either. They have to stop the bleeding and soon. Playing a Celtics team missing lots of key players is a chance to get a much-needed win and they have to take advantage.


Stop the ball

The Wizards have been plagued by defensive breakdowns in recent games that have led to an inordinate amount of paint points. They gave up 76 to the Heat and 64 to the Wolves. They have allowed 60 or more points in the paint in four straight games despite the fact their opponents average just 45.6 per game.

The Wizards aren't stopping the ball at the perimeter. They aren't defending the rim in the post. There are breakdowns in communication and help defense. It's a mess and it's costing them games. Surely Stevens will know about this weakness and the Celtics will try to exploit it.


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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Beal and Porter need to step up and so does the defense


Wizards Tipoff podcast: Beal and Porter need to step up and so does the defense

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller broke down the Wizards' 0-2 deficit and how Bradley Beal and Otto Porter need to play better.

They went into the potential change in the starting lineup, why the Wizards are doing so poorly on defense and the historical odds the Wizards are now up against.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!

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Drake calls Kelly Oubre a 'bum', Oubre doesn't take the bait


Drake calls Kelly Oubre a 'bum', Oubre doesn't take the bait

One thing rapper Drake has been known for is being a very vocal sports fan, that always seems to make himself the center of attention.

He also seems to be a fan of just about any team that happens to be winning at the moment. 

He's been seen in everything from Kentucky gear at a basketball game, to Alabama and Texas A&M football apparel (seriously, just Google "Drake bandwagon fan" and take a look).

One team he's always seemed to stay loyal to though is his hometown Raptors. Especially when it comes to yelling at anyone he can on the other team.

First, it was John Wall having a back-and-forth with Drake on the court.

Now, it seems to be Kelly Oubre that gets to help Drake suck up more attention on social media. 

After C.J. Miles hit a three-pointer during the fourth quarter of Washington’s 130-119 loss Tuesday night, the cameras caught him doing what he just can't help himself from doing.

Oubre though, doesn't take it personally, even when it was pointed out to him postgame.

Maybe it's because Oubre wants to start his own fashion line, and hopes to have Drake help promote it.

Maybe it's because Oubre doesn't want to ever show up on a Drake diss track (even though he apparently deleted this tweet from a long time ago right after the game).

Or Maybe Oubre is just being the bigger man.

Either way, it's safe to say this trend will continue for Drake and whoever his next Wizards target is on the court.

Given Drake's history though, if the Wizards come back and win the series, will we see him in a Wall or Oubre jersey?

Considering all the bandwagons he's jumped on, it would surprise very few if it happened.