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

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

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…


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.


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.


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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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.