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Wizards at Magic: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Wizards at Magic: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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.

[RELATED: Beal doing more than just shooting threes]

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.

[RELATED: Oubre impresses with defense on Suns' Booker]

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Wizards vs. 76ers Preseason: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Wizards vs. 76ers Preseason: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Wizards will take the court Friday night in Philadelphia as they wrap up their 2019 preseason slate. While there are still roster spots to be won and roles to be carved out, the biggest storyline surrounding the Wizards this week comes from their biggest star.

Bradley Beal, the face of the franchise and Wizards' only All-Star while John Wall rehabs from his Achilles injury, signed a two-year contract extension with the Wizards Thursday morning.

The focus of the season for the Wizards will clearly be on their younger players, but fans will be most excited to see the team's remaining star this season.

It's unclear which 76ers stars will be on the court for the preseason finale, but the game will serve as the final tune-up for two franchise going in opposite directions. 

The Wizards vs. 76ers preseason finale wil tip off Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.

WIZARDS vs. 76ERS PRESEASON HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers, 2019 NBA Preseason Game 4

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

When: Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Wizards at 76ers preseason game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards at 76ers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. 76ERS TV SCHEDULE

3:00 PM: The Daily Line (LIVE)

7:00 PM: Wizards vs. 76ers, NBA Preseason (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. 76ERS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Isaiah Thomas (OUT, Left thumb rehab), Isaac Bonga (OUT, Left knee soreness), Troy Brown Jr. (OUT, Left calf strain), Ian Mahinmi (OUT, Right Achilles strain), C.J. Miles (OUT, Left foot rehab)

76ers: James Ennis (DAY-TO-DAY, calf injury)

WIZARDS vs. 76ERS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, G, Wizards: Beal just signed a contract extension to keep him in Washington for a few more years. With John Wall out, the Wizards are solely his team, and this will be his first time on the court since agreeing to the new deal. 

Thomas Bryant, C, Wizards: The Wizards' best big man has enjoyed a strong preseason, and will look to solidify himself as Washington's number two option behind Beal with John Wall out. His outside game remains a work in progress, but Bryant has flashed a lot of potential inside for a Wizards team desperate for secondary scoring.

Matisse Thybulle, SG, 76ers: The rookie guard filled the stat sheet in Philadelphia's previous preseason game, and appears to have earned a significant role as a defensive specialist and the first wing off the 76ers' bench.  

WIZARDS vs. 76ERS SERIES HISTORY 

Number of all-time Meetings: 303 games

All-time Record: 76ers lead 181-122

Last Meeting: Wizards won 123-106 on 1/9/19

Streaking: Wizards have won 9 straight home games against the 76ers, and  22 of last 29 at Capital One Arena

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How Bradley Beal's contract extension will work and how he could earn more money down the road

How Bradley Beal's contract extension will work and how he could earn more money down the road

By signing Bradley Beal to a two-year contract extension worth $72 million on Thursday, the Wizards made their future more secure. It was undoubtedly a win for the franchise and their newly constructed front office.

It is also a victory for Beal, of course, as he will go from rich to even richer. And even though he is technically passing on the chance to earn a supermax in the short-term, he is now in position to earn a lot of money down the road.

Beal's contract now runs through at least the 2021-22 season, as 2022-23 is a player option. That means he could opt out after his Age 28 season and enter free agency just weeks after his 29th birthday, in the summer of 2022.

His Age 28 season will also be his 10th in the NBA and players with 10 years of service time can sign contracts worth up to 35 percent of the salary cap. According to ESPN, Beal could sign a new contract with the Wizards in 2022 worth an approximate $266 million over five years.

Or, Beal could leave the Wizards that summer and still sign for a lot of money with a different team. He will be in line for a deal worth about $198 million over four years in free agency.

By the summer of 2022, Beal will have made roughly $172 million in NBA salary, so not including his endorsements. A $266 million deal would push him to somewhere in the range of $438 million in career earnings and that contract would end when he's 33 going on 34. 

Assuming Beal will still be good enough to earn another NBA contract at that age, he could push $450-500 million in total salary by the time his career is over.

That's a lot of cash and Beal gets to stay in Washington for the foreseeable future, which is what he wanted to do. Not bad.

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