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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