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Wizards vs. Knicks: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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Wizards vs. Knicks: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Kristaps Porzingis, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway, Jr. and the New York Knicks 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 VS. NEW YORK KNICKS

Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 7:00 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 are gaining momentum

The Wizards' season so far has been characterized by steep ups and downs, taking a step forward only to quickly take a step back. On Wednesday against the Knicks, the Wizards will attempt to do something they have not accomplished since Nov. 15: win three games in a row. This is the fourth time during that span, about seven weeks, that they have won two straight. But in each of their previous three chances to win a third, they have lost and twice to bad teams (Clippers and Hawks).

The Wizards have won seven of their last 10 games, their best 10-game stretch of the season. And they have won seven of their last eight at home. Things are looking up and winning three straight for the first time in a while would be another step in the right direction.

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So many threes

The Wizards have caught fire from long range in recent games. They have hit 16 threes or more in two straight games and in three of their last five. In their last two games, the Wizards have set and then tied a franchise record with 36 three attempts in a game.

Bradley Beal is 10-for-19 in his last two games. Otto Porter is 16-for-30 in his last five outings. Kelly Oubre, Jr. is 12-for-25 in his last five games and Markieff Morris is 7-for-15 in his last eight.

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Knicks are different now

Kristaps Porzingis is still in New York and doing his thing, averaging 24.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. But beyond him, the Knicks feature a lot of new faces. Carmelo Anthony moved on to Oklahoma City in the offseason. The Knicks traded him for Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott. There's also Michael Beasley, who signed as a free agent.

Kanter is off to a great start, averaging 13.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Beasley is contributing with 11.5 points per game on 51.7 percent shooting from the field. It's worth noting that their second leading scorer, Tim Hardaway, Jr., is out with a left leg injury.

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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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