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

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

Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Kelly Oubre and the Washington Wizards battle Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric and the Philadelphia 76ers 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 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

Where: Wells Fargo Center
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 6 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Wizards want to keep it rolling

The Wizards pulled off an impressive win on Tuesday night on the road in Minnesota thanks to a huge night from their bench, some key shots by Otto Porter and stingy defense in the final three quarters. Now they aim to make it two in a row on the road against a good Sixers team. A win in Philly would have the Wizards feeling good about themselves as they return home to host the Detroit Pistons, who may be emerging as contenders in the Eastern Conference. It would also push them to 2-0 against the Sixers on the season.

A good way to get a victory on Wednesday would be to get Bradley Beal going. He had only eight points against the Timberwolves in what was his worst game of the season. Don't be surprised if the Wizards go to him early and often to try to establish a rhythm because he never found it against the T-Wolves.

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Simmons may sit

The Sixers may be without star rookie Ben Simmons, who is dealing with two separate injuries. He missed a game over the weekend due to swelling in his left elbow, then returned to face the Cavaliers on Monday night. In that game, he sprained his right ankle.

Simmons limped off the court against Cleveland and is considered questionable against the Wizards. If he can't go, the Sixers will be without both him and Markelle Fultz, who continues to be sidelined by a right shoulder injury. Nik Stauskas is also questionable with a sprained right ankle and Justin Anderson is out for weeks with shin splints. If Simmons can't play, the Wizards have no business losing this game, even with John Wall out.

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All eyes on Embiid

If Simmons doesn't play, there will be extra focus on stopping star big man Joel Embiid, who is having himself a heck of a season. Embiid is averaging 22.8 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks per game all while playing only 29.4 minutes a night. His shooting percentage has dipped below 50 and his three-point percentage is at an ugly 25.5, but he's been a force to reckon with and a big reason why the Sixers are 11-8 and currently in the playoff picture.

The Wizards had some success against Karl-Anthony Towns on Tuesday night and Embiid is a similar player. Though Towns got 20 points and 17 rebounds, he was kept in check when the Wizards needed to get stops. Ian Mahinmi was a big reason for that, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Scott Brooks sends Mahinmi out there to check Embiid.

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' tough loss to Bucks including John Wall's circus shot

Here are the five best plays or moments from the Wizards' 104-95 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday afternoon...

1. John Wall came out swinging in the first half with 22 points, 16 of them in the first quarter alone. 

This was one of his best plays. Wall split two defenders and then flipped it in off the glass:

Wall finished with 27 points, nine assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. 

2. Kelly Oubre, Jr. led the Wizards' bench with 19 points, five rebounds and a block. He missed on this play, but nearly dunked on Giannis Antetokounmpo. That would have been something:

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3. Oubre did get this one to go down. He popped a three at the buzzer to end the third quarter:

4. Wall had some nice passes including this alley-oop lob to Tomas Satoransky. Sato got way up there:

Satoransky also threw down this alley-oop pass earlier thrown by Bradley Beal:

5. This last play was by the Bucks and it was not something you see every day. Antetokounmpo fired an assist through his legs like a longsnapper:

The Wizards lost a close one. Now they head to Charlotte to begin a five-game road trip.

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On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

On MLK Day, John Wall wonders what King would think about race relations under President Trump

John Wall spoke at length over the summer about race relations in the United States following the violence in Charlottesville in August orchestrated by white supremacists.

Following the Wizards' game against the Bucks on Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, Wall was asked about the subject again.

Wall does not believe improvements have made in the last few months with President Donald Trump in office and he wonders how King would react if he were alive to see the current state of America.

"I think he still wouldn't be satisfied. We're still dealing with it. I think it got better for a little period of time, but with the new president we have I think things are going backwards. We've been dealing with it the last couple of years. There are some things we still need to figure out," Wall said.

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The Wizards play on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day every year and Wizards players cherish the tradition. It is not lost on Wall that he plays in Washington, D.C. where King made his famous 'I Have A Dream' speech and led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

“That’s just an honor and a blessing," Wall said.

"We are all still sticking to what he had with this dream, and we are just trying to get everything to be right with it. To be able to play in this city is an honor."

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Wall says he tries to embody King's dream in his own life. King helped lead the civil rights movement that paved the way for equal rights and Wall, an African-American, has much to thank for those who fought. Every American does.

Wall says he wants to make King proud.

“I just hope that he appreciates what I’m doing. I’m doing myself very well. I hope he’s thankful for what I’m doing. I’m striving to be a better African-American athlete, and just as a person first of all – I think that’s the most important thing," he said.

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