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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.

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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.

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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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How to watch the NBA Awards, where Bradley Beal is nominated for Community Assist

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How to watch the NBA Awards, where Bradley Beal is nominated for Community Assist

Despite the NBA world examining next season’s rookies and their potential in the days following the 2019 NBA Draft, we won’t know until Monday night who the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year is. 

Finally, the NBA Awards are here, and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is among this year’s nominees. Beal is one of 10 nominees for the 2018-19 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, which celebrates players who have had an exceptional positive impact off the court. 

Working with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, Beal’s off-the-court work included mentoring boys and young men specifically from D.C.’s Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. He made at least two visits to the all-male school this year, as NBA Cares explained:

Most notably, Bradley shadowed the principal for a day, participating in activities with his mentees, and gifted students with game tickets, basketball uniforms, toiletries and food for school’s pantry. Bradley later hosted the students to a private, advanced screening of CREED II, and led his mentees on a guided tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Joining Beal in the category are the following nominees: LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Pascal Siakam, Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen, Mike Conley, Tobias Harris, Khris Middleton and Dwight Powell. The winner of the award will receive a $25,000 donation to the charity of his choice from the NBA and Kaiser Permanente.

Here’s everything you need to know about the NBA Awards, including how to watch. 

2019 NBA Awards

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Where: Barker Hangar in Los Angeles
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT

List of Top Awards and Nominees

NBA MVP

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
James Harden, Houston Rockets

Past NBA MVP Winners

2018: James Harden, Houston Rockets
2017: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
2016: Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors
2015: Steph Curry Golden State Warriors
2014: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Rookie of the Year 

Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns
Luka, Dallas Maverickssssss
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

Past NBA Rookie of the Year Winners

2018: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
2017: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
2016: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
2015: Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves
2014: Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Defensive Player of the Year 

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Past NBA Defensive Player of the Year Winners

2018: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
2017: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors 
2016: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
2015: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
2014: Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

NBA Sixth Man Award 

Montrezl Harrell, Los Angeles Clippers
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers
Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers

NBA Most Improved Player

De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
D’Angelo Russell, Brooklyn Nets
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

NBA Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks
Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets
Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers

Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Jared Dudley, Brooklyn Nets
Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
Kyle Korver, Utah Jazz
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
JJ Redick, Philadelphia 76ers
Garrett Temple, LA Clippers
Thaddeus Young, Indiana Pacers

NBA Sportsmanship Award

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Al Horford, Boston Celtics
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets

Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry Bird
Magic Johnson

Sager Strong Award

Robin Roberts

NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
Dwight Powell, Dallas Mavericks
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

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USA Women's World Cup: USA vs. Spain, how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

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USA Women's World Cup: USA vs. Spain, how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

The prohibitive favorites coming into the tournament, Team USA has gotten off to a perfect start. Shattering records en route to an 18-0 goal differential in group play, their biggest test thus far has been Sweden, whom they dismantled with ease 2-0.  Now things get serious. 

On June 24 they'll take on Spain in their first game of the single-elimination knockout round. If they win, they'll take on France in the round of eight, who defeated Brazil in extra time. Spain finished Group B in second place (1-1-1, 4pts), while USA finished Group H in first place (3-0-0, 9pts).

Team USA is attempting to become the first team since Germany in 2007 to repeat as World Cup champions. 

HOW TO WATCH THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA vs. SPAIN

Who: Team USA vs. Spain
What: Game 4 Women's World Cup
When: Monday, June 24
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Where: Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
TV Channel: FS1, NBCSN
Stream Online: Watch the World Cup on fuboTV.

FUN FACTS:

  • Spain and the U.S. have never faced off in a World Cup match. The last time they played each other was an international friendly on Jan 22, 2019, where USA won 1-0. 
  • In their 13-0 rout over Thailand, USA set the record for most goals in a game and Alex Morgan tied the record for most goals in a game (5) 

 

WHAT'S THE REST OF THE TOURNAMENT LOOK LIKE?

Sweden vs. Canada: 3:00 p.m. ET, 6/24, FOXS1

Italy vs. China PR: 12:00 p.m. ET, 6/25, FOXS1

Japan vs. Netherlands: 3:00 p.m. ET, 6/25, FOXS1

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