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NBA Playoffs 2017 Wizards at Celtics Game 7: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

NBA Playoffs 2017 Wizards at Celtics Game 7: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards battle Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford and the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their second round series in the 2017 NBA Playoffs on Monday night.

Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…

GAME 7: WASHINGTON WIZARDS at BOSTON CELTICS

Series: Tied at 3-3
Where: TD Garden
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
TV: TNT (pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. on CSN and live online)
Live stream: TNTdrama.com
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

History on the line

After the Wizards beat the Celtics in Game 6 on Friday night, the best game of the NBA Playoffs so far, the two will square off in a do-or-die Game 7 as they fight for a chance to meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. If the Wizards win, they will make history on several accounts. For one, they will be the first team in franchise history to advance that far since the 1978-79 Bullets lost to the Supersonics in the Finals. By reaching Game 7 of the second round they have already gone further than any Wizards or Bullets team since that season. This is the fifth time Washington has been to the second round during that stretch, but this is the first time in those series they have made it seven games.

The Wizards, though, can accomplish something much bigger than all of that. If they are to reach the Conference Finals, they will go further than any D.C. major sports team (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB) has been since 1998, when the Capitals lost in the Stanley Cup Finals. That's a 19-year drought, the longest among U.S. cities with three or more major pro teams. Those Caps were the only D.C. team to get there since 1992 when the Redskins won the Super Bowl. Basically, the Wizards are one win away from doing something no D.C. team has done in a generation.

[RELATED: Olynyk sets hard screen on Oubre early in Game 5]

Have to shoot better

The Wizards have lost each of their three games at Boston this series and haven't won there in any game since 2014. They are just 1-5 on the road in these playoffs. In order to advance, they will have to conquer those demons and win at TD Garden.

In order to do that, they will likely have to shoot much better than they have the last two games. In Game 5 at Boston, the Wizards shot a horrid 38.5 percent from the field and 24.1 percent from three. Because of that, they were demolished 123-101. In Game 6 at Washington, the Wizards won but that was despite shooting 43 percent from the field and 20.8 percent from three. Another outing like that and they will probably lose. 

If Bradley Beal can start knocking down threes at his usual rate, the Celtics will likely be in deep trouble. He has shot just 26.4 percent from three in 12 games in the 2016-17 playoffs and just 26.3 percent in this series. In Game 6 he scored 33 points, but he only shot 1-for-8 from three. He seems due for a breakout game from three after hitting 40.4 percent of them during the regular season.

[RELATED: Wall, Beal happy with how Oubre handled taunts from Celtics fans]

Can Otto bounce back?

Another guy who hasn't been himself from three is Otto Porter. He has enjoyed an excellent series overall with 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures in each of the first five games.

Porter, though, went scoreless in Game 6 and this series is shooting just 21.1 percent from three. That's very surprising from a guy who was fourth in the NBA at 43.4 percent during the regular season.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Pre-draft workouts begin; Michigan's Moe Wagner goes 1-on-1

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Pre-draft workouts begin; Michigan's Moe Wagner goes 1-on-1

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chris Miller caught up with Michigan star Moe Wagner after his workout with the Wizards.

Chris and Chase Hughes also gave their impressions of the first prospects to come in for pre-draft workouts, including which guys are most likely to be Wizards. One of those prospects is a point guard and a likely first round pick. Chase and Chris explain why that's not a crazy idea, even considering the presence of John Wall on their roster.

You can listen to the episode right here:

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Wizards' third pre-draft workout to feature local stars including GW's Yuta Watanabe

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Wizards' third pre-draft workout to feature local stars including GW's Yuta Watanabe

The Wizards will hold their third pre-draft workout on Thursday at Capital One Arena, this time featuring four local standouts out of the six players attending. Highlighting that group is Yuta Watanabe of George Washington, the Atlantic-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

Here is the full list with notes on each player...

Phillip Carr, F, Morgan State (6-9, 205)

Carr averaged 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds this past season at Morgan State in Maryland. He shot 84.6 percent from the free throw line, excellent for a big man.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

James Daniel III, G, Tennessee (6-0, 172)

Originally from Hampton, Va., Daniel III played four years at Howard University in D.C. before transferring to Tennessee as a redshirt senior. He was the MEAC Player of the Year in his last healthy season at Howard. Daniel III averaged 5.6 points in 35 games for the Volunteers.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Marcus Derrickson, F, Georgetown (6-7, 250)

Derrickson hails from nearby Bowie, Md. He played three years with the Hoyas and averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and shot 46.5 percent from three this past season. 

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Junior Etou, F, Tulsa (6-8, 235)

Originally from the Republic of Congo, Etou went to high school at Bishop O'Connell in Arlington, Va. He is Serge Ibaka's cousin and didn't start playing basketball until he was 15. Etou averaged 15.0 points and 7.9 rebounds this past season.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Junior Robinson, G, Mount St. Mary's (5-5, 150)

The Northeast Conference Player of the Year, Robinson averaged 22.0 points and 4.8 assists this past season. He was a four-year starter at Mount St. Mary's.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Yuta Watanabe, F, George Washington (6-9, 205)

One of the best basketball players to ever come from Japan, Watanabe was a defensive standout for the Colonials who developed into a solid scorer by his senior year. This past season, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He is known in Japan as 'The Chosen One' and both of his parents played basketball professionally. NBC Sports Washington first reported he would work out with the Wizards this week.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent; best chance for NBA is as defensive specialist

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