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

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

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards battle Jahlil Okafor and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night as they aim to continue rising the ranks of the NBA's Eastern Conference.

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

WASHINGTON WIZARDS at PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

Where: Wells Fargo 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 the Wizards carry it over?

The All-Star break came at an unfortunate time for the Wizards, who were absolutely rolling. They had won 18 of their last 21 games and 11 of their last 12. They were one of the hottest teams in the league and then had to break for a full week.

Now the Wizards return hoping to pick up where they left off. Their schedule gets much tougher after Friday, so they might want to take care of business against the lowly Sixers. After Philly, they host the Jazz and Warriors, then play Toronto twice. Losing to Philly would not be ideal.

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The debut of Bojan

The Wizards will have some new faces on the bench Friday night after their Wednesday trade with the Brooklyn Nets that brought in small forward Bojan Bogdanovic and big man Chris McCullough. Bogdanovic is going to have a more prominent role, so it will be interesting to see what impact he can make on Friday night. They need to get him up to speed quickly with just 27 games left in the season.

What will be important to watch is what lineups head coach Scott Brooks uses to deploy Bogdanovic. Can he play the two alongside John Wall and give Bradley Beal a rest? Can he co-exist with other forwards like Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre, Jr.? Speeking of Oubre, how many minutes will he now get with more competition at his position? 

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Still no Embiid

The Wizards and Sixers will face off for the third time on Friday night and the final time in Philadelphia this season. And for the third time of out three chances, Sixers star Joel Embiid will not play. The first two games he missed due to a minutes restriction, as Philly was cautious in his recovery. This time around he will sit due to a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Just because the Sixers have missed Embiid against the Wizards, though, doesn't mean they have not been competitive. The Wizards lost in Philly on Nov. 16 when Beal sat out with a hamstring injury. They then led by 13 points in the second quarter of an eventual Wizards win on Jan. 14.

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Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum partner to donate $250K for coronavirus relief in their hometown

Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum partner to donate $250K for coronavirus relief in their hometown

As the world reels from the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum and the Wizards' own Bradley Beal have stepped up to help.

In an Instagram post Monday, Tatum announced that he, through The Jayson Tatum Foundation and in conjunction with Lineage Logistics, will match $250,000 in donations in the Boston area to provide meals to those in need through Feeding American and an area food bank. Additionally, he'll partner with Beal to match $250,000 in donations in the St. Louis area, where they both hail from, for the same purpose.

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As this virus continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable.  And while I sincerely pray that everyone is staying safe, healthy and social distancing, the reality is this virus has negatively impacted our families, loved ones and communities in so many ways.  Because of the hardships created through this national health crisis and in an effort to help those in need in the Boston and St. Louis area, I am, through The Jayson Tatum Foundation, partnering with @feedingamerica and @lineagelogistics on their “Share A Meal” campaign.  Together, @lineagelogistics and The Jayson Tatum Foundation are pledging to match $250,000 in the Boston area and, with my good friend and fellow basketball player Bradley Beal, $250,000 in the St. Louis area, to help provide meals through @feedingamerica, @stlfoodbank and @gr8bosfoodbank.  This campaign will help some of the hardest hit communities in Boston and in Brad and my hometown of St. Louis, receive meals.  If you are able to help, I am asking my family, friends,  fans and partners to follow the link in my bio to help make a difference in our communities during a very difficult time. I would especially like to thank all the frontline workers and volunteers who are working around the clock to keep all of us safe and healthy. Together…. we will make a difference. #NBATogether #ActsOfCaring

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"This campaign will help some of the hardest hit communities in Boston and in Brad and my hometown of St. Louis, receive meals," Tatum wrote in the Instagram post.

To donate, fans can follow the link in Tatum's bio to contribute to the St. Louis Area Food Bank and the Greater Boston Food Bank.

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Rui Hachmiura takes water break, uses real waterboy in NBA 2K20 Player Tournament victory

Rui Hachmiura takes water break, uses real waterboy in NBA 2K20 Player Tournament victory

He may have not been on an actual basketball court, but Rui Hachimura must have still broken a sweat during his NBA 2K matchup with Donovan Mitchell on Sunday.

He needed a real-life water break - and even had some help from a waterboy.

Hachimura, the 13 seed, took on four-seed Mitchell in the NBA 2K20 Player Tournament, and came out with a 74-71 victory. 

The winner of the tournament receives $100,000 to go to a charity in support of coronavirus relief efforts.

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