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Wizards vs. Blazers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Wizards vs. Blazers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

The Washington Wizards host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday afternoon. Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…

WASHINGTON WIZARDS vs. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

Where: Verizon Center
Tip-off: 2 p.m.
TV: CSN
Live stream: CSNmidatlantic.com
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Top backcourts

Tuesday afternoon will feature a matchup between two of the top backcourt tandems in basketball. For the Wizards, it's John Wall and Bradley Beal, who are each enjoying career seasons and could both be on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. For the Blazers, it's Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, one of the most dangerous offensive duos in basketball.

It should be fun watching both of these guard combos trading baskets throughout the game. Wall (22.9) and Beal (22.4) average a combined 45.3 points, or 43 percent of the Wizards' total output. Lillard (26.3) and McCollum (23.8) account for 50.1 points, or 46 percent of their team's total points. The Wizards will have to watch out for those two on the three-point line where Lillard shoots 34.2 percent on 7.4 attempts per game and McCollum hits at an impressive 42.5 percent on 6.2 shots per game. Lillard is also an expert at getting to the line, where he shoots 89.1 percent, with 7.4 attempts per game.

[RELATED: By the numbers: Wizards' home streak reaches 11]

Home streak

The Wizards have another opportunity on Monday afternoon to extend their NBA-best home winning streak. They have won 11 straight games at Verizon Center, which is the longest home winning streak since they won 15 straight in 1989. One more win and they will match the 1975-76 Bullets for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history.

The Wizards continue to shoot lights-out at home. Their 48.7 home field-goal percentage is second only to the Golden State Warriors, who score a ridiculous 120.9 points per game at Oracle Arena. The Wizards are also third in three-point percentage (41.1) at home, behind only the Warriors and Spurs, who are first.

High scoring

Any time the Blazers are involved in a game these days, there is a chance for a lot of points. They are fourth in the NBA in points per game at 108.1 and second-worst in opponent points per game at 110.1. They shoot at a very high percentage, 45.9 percent (8th in the NBA) but also allow opponents to shoot at a good clip (45.6%).

Lillard and McCollum run the show, but they Blazers have three other players - Maurice Harkless, Mason Plumlee and Allen Crabbe - who average double-figures. Harkless and Plumlee both shoot over 50 percent.

[RELATED: Wall gives his Eastern Conference All-Star starters]

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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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