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Wizards vs. 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, Malcolm Brogdon and the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday afternoon, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS. MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 2 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 1 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Wizards  Gaining Momentum

With two narrow victories on Friday and Saturday night, the Wizards are trending upward again with six wins in their last eight games entering Monday's matinee. Since John Wall returned on Dec. 13, the Wizards are 11-5. Only five teams have had a better record during that stretch.

Wall and Bradley Beal haven been playing particularly well. In his last seven outings, Wall has put up 25.0 points, 11.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting 40.7 percent from three. Beal has scored 20-plus points in 10 straight games. Now they get a great test on Milwaukee's backcourt of Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton.

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Bad Blood

The Wizards and Bucks saw each other just recently on Jan. 6 in D.C. In that game there was some drama, as Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova was ejected for pulling Beal down by his shoulders on a foul.

The Wizards had a lot to say about Dellavedova afterwards, including Wall who said he's a dirty player. The Australian guard has a lengthy history of reckless play and many across the league, including the Wizards, have taken note.  We'll see if there's any carryover in the rematch. 

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Giannis is a Problem

The Wizards had a heck of a time trying to guard Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo in their last matchup. Antetokounmpo went off for 34 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block. He shot 12-for-17 from the field and hit a clutch shot in the final minute over Kelly Oubre, Jr. to help seal the win. 

It's not easy containing Antetokounmpo, who is such a unique athlete with his size, length and versatility. But the Wizards have to try something different because last time it wasn' working.

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Bradley Beal eliminated in first round of three-point contest, Donovan Mitchell wins dunk contest

Bradley Beal eliminated in first round of three-point contest, Donovan Mitchell wins dunk contest

It was a short night for Wizards guard Bradley Beal in the 2018 All-Star three-point contest on Saturday, as he was eliminated in the first round.

Wearing the Wizards' new 'The District' white alternate jersey, Beal shot a 15 and fell short of the top three spots to qualify for the second round. Suns guard Devin Booker won the contest with a 28 score in the final, beating out Klay Thompson of the Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Clippers.

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Beal's was undone by a slow start. He missed all five shots on the first rack and made just one on the second. He began to heat up at the third rack, but by then couldn't recover.

Here is Beal's full round:

This was Beal's second showing in the three-point contest. He finished second back in 2014 and this year said he was motivated to avenge that loss. He should have plenty more opportunities to participate in the future if he chooses.

The NBA's All-Star Saturday night began with Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie winning the skills competition. He beat Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen in the final round.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell won the dunk contest. He edged Larry Nance, Jr. of the Cavaliers in the finals.

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2018 NBA All-Star Saturday night: TV and live stream info, things to watch for dunk contest, three-point contest

2018 NBA All-Star Saturday night: TV and live stream info, things to watch for dunk contest, three-point contest

The 2018 NBA All-Star Saturday Night is here with the three-point contest, dunk contest and skills competition set for Los Angeles.

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

2018 NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT

Where: Staples Center
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
TV: TNT
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)

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Skills competition

Participants: Lou Williams, Clippers; Jamal Murray, Nuggets; Al Horford, Celtics; Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets; Joel Embiid, Sixers; Buddy Hield, Kings; Lauri Markkanen, Bulls; Andre Drummond, Pistons

What to know: This year's crop has a fascinating mix of guards and big men and don't sleep on the seven-footers. Embiid in particular has a unique skillset for his size. Still, it's tough to beat the guards. Watch out for Dinwiddie, who is the best passer of the bunch.

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Three-point contest

Participants: Klay Thompson, Warriors; Eric Gordon, Rockets; Devin Booker, Suns; Paul George, Thunder; Wayne Ellington, Heat; Bradley Beal, Wizards; Kyle Lowry, Raptors; Tobias Harris, Clippers

What to know: Thompson and Gordon enter the contest as past champions, as Thompson won it in 2016 and Gordon took it home last year. Thompson has the best three-point percentage among the group and is the favorite, but watch out for Beal, a past runner-up, and George who has the second best percentage. Also, Booker is one of the game's best young players and has a very smooth stroke from three.

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Dunk contest

Participants: Dennis Smith Jr.; Mavericks; Donovan Mitchell, Jazz; Larry Nance Jr., Cavaliers; Victor Oladipo, Pacers

What to know: This is all about the rookies, Smith and Mitchell, who most are predicting to win. Oladipo has been in the contest before, but didn't win. He's also the only All-Star of the bunch. Nance is the only guy who isn't a guard and his father won it back in 1984. It will be interesting to see if he does some sort of nod to his old man, now 34 years later.

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