John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Vince Carter and the Sacramento Kings 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 VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 6 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Radio: 1500 AM
Three things to watch...
Wizards aim to keep it rolling
The Wizards aren't totally in the clear yet, but if they keep up what they have been doing the last two games, they could come out of this homestand feeling much better than they were just a few days ago. The homestand began with an ugly loss to the Dallas Mavericks, one that had Marcin Gortat describe the team's situation as a 's***hole.' In the time since, they have won two straight games and each with convincing efforts on the defensive end.
If the Wizards beat the Kings, they will be 8-5 on the season and have capped their homestand at 3-1. After that their schedule will get much tougher with a home-and-home matchup against the Miami Heat. After that it's a bunch of good teams including the Raptors, Bucks, Blazers and Timberwolves. The Kings game is not one they want to slip away from them.
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Keef is balling out
The Wizards have seen a significant boost to their frontcourt in the last two games with Markieff Morris finding his groove on the offensive end. Morris scored 18 points in 20 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday night and 16 points in 17 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday. He has taken a lot of pressure off of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter, who carried a heavy load early in the season.
Morris will be needed on Monday night to help match what is a physical Kings frontcourt with Zach Randolph and Willie Cauley-Stein. Morris and Marcin Gortat should have the advantage there, but those guys can make it tough if the refs are allowing a lot of contact.
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Another shot at Fox
The Wizards will see fifth overall pick De'Aaron Fox for the second time this season. The first game was a blowout Wizards win and Fox only scored two points. It was his worst game as a pro so far. But he's bounced back to average 11.2 points and 5.3 assists in his last six games.
The Kings have won two of their last three with wins coming against the Thunder and the Sixers. They are capable of surprising, especially when Fox gets the Kings playing fast.