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Washington Capitals Tom Wilson sends Make-A-Wish kids heartfelt message and gifts

Washington Capitals Tom Wilson sends Make-A-Wish kids heartfelt message and gifts

Washington Capitals right-winger, Tom Wilson is utilizing his newfound free time by giving back to the children of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Saturday, Wilson was featured on the charity's Instagram page delivering an uplifting message to the kids that are going through unforeseen changes due to quarantine. 

"I understand a lot of your wishes are on hold right now due to this very weird time in the world," Wilson said. "I just want to let you know I'm thinking of you."

"You guys are so strong, keep fighting and I'm looking forward to seeing you around."

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It’s FR🏒DAY! And what better way to start your weekend than hearing from our @capitals friend, @tomwilson! Just like all of us, Tom is thinking of our local wish kids whose wishes are currently indefinitely on hold and knows how strong and awesome each of you are. 💪 He's cheering on every one of our wish kids during this challenging time and can’t wait to see your wishes come true. Tom also went above and beyond and bought activities for us to send all our kids whose #WishesAreWaiting to pass the time at home or in hospital. Thanks for sharing your Message of Hope Tom, and for being a such a great champion for wishes and a winner on and off the ice! 💫💙🏆 @capitalspr

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Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic detailed that "Tom also went above and beyond and brought activities for us to send all our kids whose #WishesAreWaiting to pass time at home or in the hospital."

A class act gesture from an even classier man. 

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How to watch Washington Wizards memorable OT classic games on Saturday, April 11th

How to watch Washington Wizards memorable OT classic games on Saturday, April 11th

NBC Sports Washington is back again with some overtime CLASSICS for the authentic fans out there. From triple-overtime nail-biters, to that time James Harden and Chris Paul tried to outduel the House of Guards (that didn't go well), we've got you covered. 

So sit back, relax and enjoy this jam-packed slate of great Wizards basketball games coming back to your television screens next weekend.

When: 

  • Saturday, April 11, 1:00 p.m.

Where:

  • NBC Sports Washington (channel finder
  • Any of our 24/7 authenticated streaming platforms

 

1 pm -- Rockets @ Wizards, November 26, 2018: Despite James Harden's 54 points and 13 assists, the Wizards won in overtime thanks to a combined 68 points from the House of Guards, John Wall and Bradley Beal. 

The Houston Rockets came out firing, expanding their lead to as much as 17 points early in the first quarter. They made their first seven three-point attempts but went 11-for-41 (27 percent) the rest of the game.

Head coach Scott Brooks always talks about 'playing hard,' and this game was the epitome of that philosophy. 

“There’s no coach, there’s no players that can overcome not playing hard, and the bottom line, for whatever reason, we’ve been trying to figure it out, we have to play harder," Brooks said after the victory. "By playing hard, you get a chance to win. That’s the easiest thing to do.”

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4 pm -- Raptors @ Wizards, January 13, 2019: This one was rough. Beal managed a triple-double while leading a huge comeback, but the Wiz Kids ran out of gas down the stretch and fell to Raptors in double overtime. 

Once again, the Wizards started off in a massive hole. The Raptors scored the first nine points and built a 19-point lead in the first quarter. They expanded that lead to 23 in the second, too.

Beal was the reason this game got even remotely close after halftime. Beal tallied his second triple-double of the season with 43 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds. He drilled a clutch 3-pointer with 20.1 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, then another pull-up jumper with 6.8 seconds remaining in the first overtime to tie things at 131.

At the end of the day, Kawhi Leonard was just too much for Washington to handle. He played a season-high 45 minutes, tallying 41 points and 11 rebounds.

8 pm -- Suns @ Wizards, December 22, 2018: Speaking of triple-doubles, we're throwing it back to Beal's first career trip-dub that happened to come in triple overtime (that's a lot of triples).

''I will never try to go out and get a triple-double,'' Beal said postgame. ''It's the hardest thing to do.''

This was also Kelly Oubre Jr.'s first game facing the Wizards as a member of the Phonix Suns --  a trade that leaves some Wizards' fans shaking their head to this day (me). 

Not to be forgotten about in Beal's career night, was the perfect performance by Wizards center, Thomas Bryant. Bryant scored a career-high 31 points, hit all 14 of his shots and made all three of his free throws. 

"To be completely honest, I had no clue I didn't miss a shot until you all told me just now," Bryant said to the media postgame. "I was just trying to help Brad out as much as I could."

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Rui Hachimura opens up about his love for Japanese reality show 'Terrace House'

Rui Hachimura opens up about his love for Japanese reality show 'Terrace House'

For Rui Hachimura, the first Japanese born player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA, finding ways to stay comfortable during the challenges not only as a rookie in the NBA, but during these weird times, can be a challenge. Luckily, a hit Japanese television show has allowed Hachimura to "relieve stress" and "forget about everything," according to a new article in the New York Times.

Hachimura sat down with Scott Cacciola of the New York Times recently to discuss how he finds comfort and meaning in the reality show, "Terrace House".  

There have been five seasons of "Terrace House," and Hachimura said he has watched every single one, multiple times. The premise of the show is as follows, according to the Netflix description: "Six strangers share a fabulous house in Tokyo, looking for love while living under the same roof. With no script, what happens next is up to them."

“It’s so different than other reality shows,” Hachimura told Cacciola. “It’s the one reality show where everything is actually real.”

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Hachimura, according to the story, began watching the show when he was a student at Gonzaga. He's far from the only fan of the show - it has its own subreddit, has been celebrated for the food content shown on it and dubbed by more than one publication as the perfect reality show to watch to relax.

After being drafted last June, Hachimura had the opportunity to take his fandom to another level and be a part of the show, when he filled in as a guest commentator for two episodes - 13 and 14 of “Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (you can watch those on Netflix now). 

"I've been a longtime fan of Terrace House," he told the enthusiastic cast members during his appearance. "I've watched it from the beginning. I got many offers from other shows on this trip, but I declined all of them."

He went on to break down his favorite moments in past "Terrace House" seasons. "I've always wanted to be on this show," he said.

The moral of the story is if you've run out of things to watch during this quarantine, be like your favorite rookie and watch "Terrace House." You've got nothing but time. 

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