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Wizards' Greatest Hits: How to watch Wizards 2019 London miracle victory over the New York Knicks

Wizards' Greatest Hits: How to watch Wizards 2019 London miracle victory over the New York Knicks

The next edition of NBC Sports Washington's Wizards' Greatest Hits travels back in time to the first time the Wizards won a regular season game overseas.

Down by 19 in the first half, Knicks' Luke Kornet’s 14 points and Damyean Dotson’s 13 led New York to an early lead. But, the team's competitive fire is the reason they were capable of fighting back and coming within striking distance. 

"We're a competitive team," Beal said. "Win, lose, or draw, we stick together. We keep our heads high, we continue to get better. We're right here in the playoff hunt, which is where we want to be."

Wizards center Thomas Bryant capped off an impressive comeback with a game-winning basket on a goaltend with 0.4 seconds remaining. The Wizards trailed by a point after forcing their ninth turnover of the fourth quarter with 3.3 seconds left. Bradley Beal, who had 26 points in the game, gathered the in-bounds pass out of the timeout and found Bryant cutting to the rim.

You can relive that game (check your channel finder here). Here's everything you need to know. 

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How to Watch: Wizards' Greatest Hits

Who: Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks — January 17, 2019

When: May 28 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: NBC Sports Washington (channel finder), Stream on the NBC Sports MyTeams App

Guest: Scott Brooks

Broadcast Schedule

6:00 PM Wizards Greatest Hits Wizards vs Bulls from April 29, 2014 (R)

7:00 PM Wizards Greatest Hits Wizards vs Knicks from January 17, 2019 (P)

8:00 PM American Ninja Warrior Denver Qualifying Hour 1 (R)

9:00 PM American Ninja Warrior Denver Qualifying Hour 2 (R)

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Coronavirus media restrictions debut on jarring night for the NBA

Coronavirus media restrictions debut on jarring night for the NBA

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday night was the beginning of a new, albeit temporary, normal for media availability in the NBA. 

Due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, the NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS all decided to restrict media access to locker rooms. Postgame interviews are now to be conducted in a press conference setting with at least six feet of space separating media from the players. 

Instead of standing in a locker room full of players a reporter could approach to talk about the game that was just played, the media had to sit in a quiet room and wait for the players to come to them. The Wizards and Knicks sent roughly three players each along with their head coaches to field questions, with two sitting at the table at a time. 

On the Knicks end, Frank Ntilikina sat down first and was then joined by Bobby Portis in the middle of the interview. Once Ntilikina stood up and left, Julius Randle took his place. Reporters would request a microphone and ask a question to either player sitting in front of them, rather than the five to six consecutive questions you'd see one player face in a scrum. 

It was jarring, it felt slow-moving, and the general mood around this new interview format was that of sarcasm, but also had a level of understanding. 

As reporters approached Bradley Beal's table to place their recorders, he shouted, "Stay back!" in a joking tone. 

At the conclusion of Bobby Portis' availability, he told everyone in the room, "Wash your hands."

The jokes flew and will continue to fly as long as reporters have to abide by these new restrictions. As amusing as the situation can be, it limits the media's ability to gain insight from the players on everything that went into a game that just ended. 

It'll be an adjustment as the NBA and NHL regular seasons wind down, but there are some who had grown accustomed to the press conference setting in their own backgrounds and won't feel the effects much at all. 

"I'm used to it because it's the way it runs in France," Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina said. "It's kind of weird to get back to that situation but it's what we gotta do."

"It's fine," Knicks head coach Mike Miller said. "I was a college coach for a long time and this is how we did it all the time."

Productive or not for everyone involved, these restrictions aren't going away soon and they're in place because of the recommendations from health care experts. Nobody wants the virus to continue to spread, so this is just what has to happen before this health crisis gets resolved. 

"We're just going with what the league wants us to do," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. "We all have to think about the safety of each other and this is the best option right now. Hopefully, it doesn't last long, I'd love to see you guys more."

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Do the Knicks have anyone who should scare the Wizards?

Do the Knicks have anyone who should scare the Wizards?

As the Wizards look to snap a three-game losing streak, they go up against a Knicks team that may not have a single player Washington should be worried about. 

New York enters Monday night sporting the 28th-ranked offense, the 26th ranked defense and a bottom-three net rating. 

Would you expect anything less from the Knicks?

While the Knicks may not have many players that scare Scott Brooks and co., the Wizards may not have many players in general by the time these two teams tip-off.

Isaiah Thomas' status for the game is unknown after he was ejected for entering the stands Saturday night to confront a Sixers fan. If he isn't available for the game, he'd join John Wall, Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant, CJ Miles, Jordan McRae and Moe Wagner on the inactive list. 

So without further ado, here's a look at a couple of Knicks the Wizards will need to focus on limiting, though they shouldn't have much trouble doing so.

Marcus Morris

The Wizards can thank Marcus Morris for Davis Bertans. The Spurs decided to offload Bertans in order to create enough cap space to fit in a two-year, $20 million deal they agreed to with Morris.

But when the Knicks came in and offered him a one-year, $15 million contract, Morris broke off his deal with the Spurs and went to New York. The Bertans trade had already been executed, so the Spurs were left without either Morris or Bertans. 

For the Knicks, Morris leads the team in scoring at 18.4 points per game and is shooting and incredible 46.6 percent from three on 5.8 attempts. Due to injury, the Wizards don't have many forwards that can match his strength inside or possess the length to bother his high release jumper. 

My personal preference would be Admiral Schofield. He's by far the Wizards' most versatile defender and has played pretty well. I'd like to see him get more minutes against the immense amount of power forwards the Knicks have, and given the injury situation, Brooks may not have a choice but to play him. 

RJ Barrett

Barrett may be the only ray of hope Knicks fans have for a bright future, and so far in his rookie season, he's had to play much of his time out of position. 

The Knicks don't have many capable point guards to handle the ball, so they've turned to Barrett as their de-facto playmaker. It's yielded mixed results as you'd expect from a rookie wing playing the most difficult position in the game. 

Through his first 29 games as a pro, Barrett is averaging 13.9 points 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor and 30.3 percent from three. 

He'll come out firing to start the game and continue to put up shots whether they're going in or not. It'll be important for the Wizards to keep him out of the paint and force him to be a jump shooter. 

So while the Wizards somehow found a way to get more injured over the last week, they should be able to beat a Knicks team that is truly terrible. 

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