The Washington Wizards look to make it two wins in a row for the first time this season as they play at the Orlando Magic. Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…
WASHINGTON WIZARDS at ORLANDO MAGIC
Where: Amway Center
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: CSN+ (coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Live stream: CSNmidatlantic.com
Radio: 1500 AM
Three things to watch...
Can Beal keep it up?
Monday marked the first time in Bradley Beal's four-year NBA career that he's scored 30 points in consecutive games. Can he go for three straight?
Something has certainly been different lately about Beal, who on Monday set a career-high with 42 points on 14-of-22 shooting. He is attacking the basket more often, with 11 free throw attempts against the Heat, and 5.1 per game this season which is up from his 2.9 career average. That is part of why he's averaging a career-best 20.2 points per game so far.
Beal will hope to play better against the Magic than he did the first time around on Nov. 5. The Wizards guard scored just 15 points in 33 minutes and shot 6-for-17 from the field. He had five fouls and attempted just two free throws. In a game John Wall sat, Beal was not able to do enough to lift the Wizards to victory over a less-accomplished team.
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Another low-scoring game possible
The Magic have become an above average defensive team this year in part due to their additions of shotblockers Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo this offseason. They also lack offensive starpower which has led to a lot of low-scoring games for them this season. They rank 29th in points per game and have allowed opponents to score 98.9 per contest, eighth best in the NBA.
Last time the Wizards and Magic squared off, Orlando snuck out with an 88-86 victory, which featured the Wizards' lowest scoring output of the season. That was, however, in a game that Wall did not play as part of his plan to sit the second games of back-to-backs. With Wall in store, there should be a better chance for offense. That said, the Wizards recently played the Heat, who offer a similar style, and that game ended with a 114-111 final score.
Morris and Porter are banged up
Two members of the Wizards' starting lineup may be limited due to minor injuries. Otto Porter left the Wizards' most recent game - a win over the Suns on Monday - with right hip inflammation. He did not practice on Tuesday. Markieff Morris left the Wizards' loss to the Heat on Saturday, did play on Monday, but sat out practices on both Sunday and Tuesday. He twisted his ankle against Miami, but is now listed with a sore foot.
If Porter is out, or even if he's hampered at all, that should mean more of Kelly Oubre, Jr., who did draw rave reviews from coach Scott Brooks after filling in for the final stretch on Monday. Morris is expected to play, but if he is not 100 percent, that could open the door for Jason Smith and Andrew Nicholson to get more run. Nicholson has not played in four of the Wizards' last eight games.
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