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

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

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton and the Orlando Magic on Saturday 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. ORLANDO MAGIC

Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 7:00 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus (coverage begins at 6:00 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Can Wall and Porter contribute?

The Wizards had their entire roster healthy on Friday night against the Nets for the first time since Nov. 22, but it didn't matter much as they got blasted by the Nets. Though they were technically a full deck, both John Wall and Otto Porter were not at full capacity. Wall was on a strict minutes restriction, including a cap of seven minutes in the first half. His second half minutes were affected by the score.

Porter missed the previous two games with a right hip contusion and was allowed to go 21 minutes, but he scored only six points and wasn't a major factor. With both of those guys not at 100 percent in one way or another, the Wizards will need Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat and others to fill the void.

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Bad vs. bad teams

The Wizards didn't just lose to the Nets on Friday, they got obliterated by 35 points. More troubling is the fact this is part of an overarching trend. That was the Wizards' ninth loss to a team with a sub-.500 record. That matches their total from all of last season and ties them with the Magic for the most among NBA teams this year.

The Magic are another sub-.500 team. They are just 11-22 overall this season, meaning the Wizards will get a chance to buck that trend on Saturday night. We'll see if they take care of business.

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Magic are falling

Not only are the Magic bad, but they are playing particularly terrible right now. They lost on Friday to the Pelicans and have now dropped seven straight games. They failed to score 100 points in five of those games.

On paper, the Wizards look like the favorites here. But, we've been fooled by that before. It's time for them to take advantage. One thing working in their favor is that they're 3-1 in the second games of back-to-back.

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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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