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

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

The Washington Wizards play at the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…

WASHINGTON WIZARDS at INDIANA PACERS

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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...

Oubre, Smith injuries

The Wizards are playing well right now, having won five of their last six, and they've done it despite dealing with a host of injuries. Kelly Oubre, Jr. (mild concussion) missed Sunday's game and is questionable for Monday. He will be re-evaluated in Indianapolis. Jason Smith (right hamstring) also missed Sunday and is considered day-to-day. Ian Mahinimi (right knee) has already been ruled out in his return to Indiana, the team he left to join the Wizards in free agency this past summer.

The Pacers, though, have some notable injuries themselves. Monta Ellis remains out with groin injury and Rodney Stuckey is sidelined with a sore left hamstring. Missing those two cuts into the Pacers' guard depth which is not ideal when you're facing John Wall and Bradley Beal.

[RELATED: John Wall's energy contagious in Wizards' win]

Another measuring stick

The Wizards enjoyed their most convincing win of the season on Sunday at the Verizon Center, a 117-100 victory over the 20-8 Los Angeles Clippers. But on Monday night they have another tough opponent in the Indiana Pacers, a 14-14 team that currently holds the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are especially good at home with the second-best record in the East at 10-4. The Wizards went 1-2 against the Pacers last season with their only win coming at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

Indiana is among nine teams in the East that currently fall within the range of 12 to 15 losses. The Wizards (12-14) are included in that mix and because those teams are so close together, the Wizards could jump into the playoff picture with a win on Monday despite currently placing 11th in the conference.

Myles Turner an emerging star

The Wizards will see one of the NBA's best young big men on Monday night in Myles Turner, the 11th overall pick of the 2015 draft, a 6-foot-11 stretch-five from Texas. Turner, just 20 years old, is averaging 15.1 points per game on 53.7 percent shooting this season to go along with 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. 

Turner is a versatile and active young big man who likes to spread the floor with his outside shot. He hits threes at 36.6 percent on 1.5 attempts per game, but has to be watched from 15-20 feet. On defense, he's a legitimate shot blocker and has taken the place of Mahinmi as the Pacers' rim protector.

[RELATED: Oubre travels with Wizards, but status uncertain]

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Elena Delle Donne has successful surgery, should be ready for 2020 season

Elena Delle Donne has successful surgery, should be ready for 2020 season

Elena Delle Donne had successful surgery to repair three herniated discs in her back, the team announced on Wednesday.

The "minor surgery" took place on Friday, Jan. 24 and was performed by Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas, Texas. Delle Donne's timetable is unknown but will be reevaluated around the Mystics training camp in May. She is anticipated to be available for the season opener on May 16.

The Mystics forward suffered the injury during the WNBA Finals. After only playing in the opening minutes of Game 2, she missed the rest of the game. An MRI revealed that she had a herniated disc in her back. It was her third injury in all of her three WNBA Finals appearances.

Still, through the pain, the 2019 WNBA MVP helped her team win their first title. 

Once the Mystics won the WNBA Championship, Natasha Cloud proudly announced that Delle Donne actually had three herniated discs

This surgery will likely limit her availability for playing with the U.S. Women's National Team as they begin their pre-Olympic training, exhibitions and qualifying events. She has yet to appear in any of the 2019-20 events due to her injury.

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Quinn Cook changes his jersey number to honor Kobe, Gigi Bryant

Quinn Cook changes his jersey number to honor Kobe, Gigi Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers guard, and former DeMatha Catholic star, Quinn Cook is changing his jersey number from No. 2 to No. 28 to honor the late Kobe and Gigi Bryant. 

For Cook, the No. 28 symbolizes the combination of Gigi's No. 2 and Kobe's No. 8.

"No. 2 is Gianna's number, I feel it should be retired. It's hers," Cook told Shams Charania of the Athletic. 

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💔💔my hero man. I’m completely crushed. I haven’t cried this much or been in this much pain since I lost my dad in 2008. Yesterday I lost my hero, my idol, & the main reason my love for this game is where it is today. Can’t really process this but we all are devastated and heartbroken about what happened to my hero Kobe & his beautiful daughter Gianna. You taught us all so much on and off the court. Anyone who knows me knows what Kobe means to me and to the entire world. We need to give all of our energy and prayers to the Bryant family and all the families involved in the tragic event yesterday. I will never get over this, I don’t know what’s going to happen going forward but one thing I know is that Kobe and Gianna are up there in heaven TOGETHER smiling down on us all. You were the greatest I’ve ever seen on the court but you were an even better Father to all four of your daughters man. Wow Bean I’m really writing this right now 💔💔. I will cherish our relationship and everything you told me forever. We are already missing you Kobe and Gigi🙏🏽🙏🏽! RiP DAD!

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Kobe and Gianna were two of the nine passengers that passed Sunday morning in a tragic helicopter crash. Since the incident, players, coaches, and organizations league-wide have honored the passings in their own manner. 

Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, decided to retire the No. 24 within the organization.

“Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball," Cuban said in a statement Sunday. "Our organization has decided that the number 24 will never again be worn by a Dallas Maverick."

After that move, players began to informally retire their own jersey numbers -- Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris will change his jersey from No. 8 to 88. Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets will change his jersey from No. 8 to No. 26 and Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic will change his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 31.

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