Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Kelly Oubre and the Washington Wizards battle Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Ricky Rubio and the Utah Jazz 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 UTAH JAZZ
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Tip-off: 9 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus (coverage begins at 8 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM
Three things to watch...
Long road trip
Monday night is the first leg in a five-game road trip for the Wizards that will keep them away from Capital One Arena until Dec. 13. They play the Jazz, then go see the Blazers, Suns, Clippers and Nets. The two best teams on the trip, the Jazz and Blazers, are up first.
The Wizards continue to play without star guard John Wall, though he could return to the court before this road trip is over. In the meantime, they hope to keep the ship afloat without him. Through six games without Wall this year, the Wizards are 3-3. A .500 pace would be solid if they can keep it up.
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Gobert may play
Out the past three weeks with a bad bone bruise on his right knee, star center Rudy Gobert may be making his return against the Wizards on Monday. He is apparently ahead of schedule, which is great for him but not the best news for the Wizards. Last season, Gobert was dominant in the season series as the Jazz won both games.
In Washington on Feb. 26, Gobert grabbed 19 rebounds and had four blocks. He knocked down 11 of 14 free throws to manage 15 points on just four field goal attempts. In Utah on March 31, he had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
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Mitchell looks legitimate
The Jazz had some major changes to their roster this past offseason with Gordon Hayward leaving for Boston in free agency. They added two guards in particular, veteran Ricky Rubio and rookie Donovan Mitchell.
Rubio is doing his usual thing with 12.5 points and 5.0 assists per game. Mitchell so far has been a sensation. He's averaging 16.4 points per game with highlight reel dunks lighting up social media. The 13th overall pick out of Louisville, Mitchell dropped 41 points on the Pelicans his last time out. That was the most points for a rookie since Blake Griffin scored 47 in 2011.
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