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NBA Summer League 2017 Wizards vs. Heat: TV and live stream info, rosters and players to watch

NBA Summer League 2017 Wizards vs. Heat: TV and live stream info, rosters and players to watch

The Washington Wizards continue their 2017 Summer League schedule in Las Vegas against the Miami Heat on Wednesday evening.

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

Where: Cox Pavilion
Tip-off: 6 p.m.
TV: NBATV
Live stream: NBA.com and WatchESPN.com

[RELATED: Wizards summer league games: Schedule, times and TV info]

WIZARDS

19 Jared Cunningham, G, Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (China)

50 Ike Diogu, F, Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (China)

64 Jasonn Hannibal, C, Victoria Roadrunners (2015-16, Mexico)

4 Danuel House, F, Washington Wizards

30 Kris Jenkins, F, Villanova

15 Marcus Keene, G, Central Michigan

9 Sheldon Mac, G, Washington Wizards

1 Chris McCullough, F, Washington Wizards

32 Daniel Ochefu, C, Washington Wizards

8 Kevin Pangos, G, Zalgiris Kuaunus (Lithuania)

81 Jaleel Roberts, C, Salt Lake City Stars (G-League)

40 Devin Robinson, F, Florida

21 Jalen Ross, G, Hartford

24 Rayshawn Simmons, G, BK Prostejov (Czech Republic)

18 Maalik Wayns, G, Maccabi Rishon LeZion (Israel)

34 Michael Young, F, Pittsburgh

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Ochefu has been leading the way on both ends of the floor for the Wizards. But last game Keene woke up and got hot on offense. Keep an eye out for Robinson and Young, two talented young players who have yet to find their shooting stroke.

[RELATED: Michael Young's personal connection to Wizards made his decision easy]

HEAT

13 Bam Adebayo, C, Kentucky

16 Zach Auguste, F, Notre Dame

53 Gian Clavell, G, Colorado State

20 A.J. Hammons, C, Purdue

57 Zak Irvin, F, Michigan

12 Trey McKinney Jones, G, Miami

61 Eric Mika, C, BYU

58 Lamond Murray, G, Pepperdine

52 Jake Odum, G, Indiana State

62 Norvel Pelle, F, Delaware 87ers (G-League)

50 London Perrantes, G, Virginia

51 Justin Robinson, G, Monmouth

59 Sebastian Saiz, C, Ole Miss

64 Shavon Shields, F, Nebraska

15 Okaro White, F, Florida State

54 Matt Williams, G, UCF

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Adebayo, the Heat's first round pick, has been a standout in Vegas with 17.5 points per game (5th in Summer League) and 8.3 rebounds (3rd). He is also averaged 2.3 blocks and a steal per game. Perrantes, a former University of Virginia star, is second on Miami with 11.3 points per game.

[RELATED: Wizards' Summer League roster includes some interesting backstories]

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Dwight Howard shares his first health update since back surgery

Dwight Howard shares his first health update since back surgery

Three weeks removed from back surgery to take care of his nagging gluteal injury, Dwight Howard rejoined the Washington Wizards for their Tuesday night contest with the Atlanta Hawks inside State Farm Arena. 

"Physically, I'm a lot better than I was before the surgery. The nine games I played, I basically played on one leg. So, you know, I'm just happy that that's out the way and I can rehab and get ready for the second half of the season," Howard told NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller. 

During those nine games, the 33-year-old averaged 12.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, while shooting over 62% from the floor. 

Howard is no stranger to back surgery. In 2012, the then Orlando Magic center underwent a procedure to repair a herniated disk which ended his season and took him out of Summer Olympics (London) participation. 

The veteran now deals with a slow recovery process before returning to basketball activities. 

Right now, the only I can do for rehab is just walk. Anybody who has had back surgery, they understand that. You know, for the first month and a half, you can't lift weights. You can't run. You can't do anything but basically walk. 

Howard plans to remain in Atlanta for rehab. Three weeks ago, Washington said it would re-evaluate Howard after two or three months. 

"Every day I try to sit down, and you know, spend at least an hour visualizing, you know, getting healthy, but also returning to the court."

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Wizards fold late, fall to Trae Young and Hawks in Trevor Ariza's debut

Wizards fold late, fall to Trae Young and Hawks in Trevor Ariza's debut

The Washington Wizards lost to the Atlanta Hawks 118-110 on Tuesday night. Here are five observations from the game...

1. When the Wizards smashed the Lakers on Sunday night and John Wall dropped 40 points, the team's social media naysayers collectively yawned, 'Let's see them do the same against Atlanta on Tuesday.' Sure enough, those people were right.

Wall and the Wizards did not bring anything close to the same energy against Atlanta that they had vs. L.A. Because the Hawks are terrible, the Wizards were able to hang around until the fourth quarter, but Atlanta pulled away with 36 points in the final frame.

There was plenty not to like about this game from the Wizards' side of things. They shot just 33.3 percent from three (13-for-39) and missed 11 of their 36 free throw attempts.

Wall had one of his worst games. He shot just 33.3 percent from the field and went 3-for-11 from three to the tune of 15 points and six assists. He played only 26 minutes due to foul trouble.

It wasn't as lopsided as their worst defeats this season, but this ranks up there with some of the Wizards' most inexcusable losses of the year so far. Even after making trades to shuffle their bench and team chemistry, the results remain the same. They let a bad team sneak up on them once again.

2. Trevor Ariza made his debut and essentially picked up right where he left off in 2014. He ended up with 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists and six steals, making a noticeable impact on both ends of the floor. His six steals tied a career-high.

Ariza went 4-for-11 from three with just about all of them on wide-open looks. Ariza was excellent  in his last tenure in D.C. at drifting away from the defense and making them pay from beyond the arc. Wall and Bradley Beal seemed to remember that, as they consistently found him for outside shots. 

The Wizards' overall defensive effort was up-and-down, as they allowed 35 points in the first quarter and 118 for the game. But Ariza was mostly not to blame, as he played smart and measured defense. With the exception of an early play where Kent Bazemore hit an open three, he did a good job closing out on perimeter shots.

The trade of Kelly Oubre Jr. for Ariza may ultimately prove short-sighted, and many fans seem to strongly disagree with the decision. But those are the things we should see over the course of the season that show why Ariza could be an upgrade in the short-term. He will play solid, structured defense with few mistakes or lapses in focus.

3. The fans who paid the price of admission in Atlanta to watch the referees go to work got their money's worth. It was hard to hear Steve Buckhantz with all the whistles.

Seriously, there were so many fouls. The two teams combined for 61 of them. Four Hawks players had four fouls or more and four Wizards players had five or more. That included Markieff Morris, who fouled out in only 17 minutes.

Even clean plays were fouls, like this one. Jeff Green got way up to deny Alex Len, only to have a foul called.

4. Otto Porter Jr. remains out with a right knee contusion, making this the fourth straight game he has missed. He hasn't missed five consecutive games since his rookie year.

With Porter out, head coach Scott Brooks rolled with Jeff Green to start alongside Ariza. Ariza is slated to be in the lineup moving forward, so that pushed out Satoransky, who had made eight straight starts.

Satoransky ended up playing mostly as a backup shooting guard with Sam Dekker at small forward. Chasson Randle, who was recently brought back on a non-guaranteed contract, backed up Wall at point guard. Though that may have had something to do with his defensive matchup on Trae Young, it was surprising.

Ian Mahinmi also got some burn after three straight DNP-CDs. That may have been due to the presence of Len, who is a lot to handle for small-ball fives.

Speaking of big men, Dwight Howard made an appearance on Tuesday. He didn't play, but sat on the bench with the team for the first time since his back surgery.

5. All of those lineup mentions should highlight one notable exclusion. That is Troy Brown Jr., who continues to be on the outside of the rotation looking in. Even with Porter out and Oubre now gone, Brown isn't in the mix.

Brown's inability to get playing time remains a head-scratcher. Yeah, he can't shoot, but he can do so many other things, things that the Wizards need. Whenever he gets spot minutes, he contributes with his passing, rebounding and defense. 

The fact he isn't playing a lot could be expected, as he was drafted outside the lottery by a deep, veteran team. But to not play at all, even when injuries pave the way? That's tough to understand.

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