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

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

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards host Brook Lopez, Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets 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…


Where: Verizon 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...

Repeat performance?

Bradley Beal said after the Wizards' win over the Hawks on Wednesday that he and his teammates had regained their "swag." John Wall and others praised their defensive effort to break out of a funk that saw them lose four of five for the first time since November. They looked good for the most part, no doubt. They held the Hawks to 39.5 percent shooting, the fifth time this year they have held a team under 40.

But now comes the question of whether they can carry it over. They need to take care of business against the Nets, the NBA's worst team. After Brooklyn they have the Cavs the following night to start a brutal five-game road trip. They can't afford to lose to Brooklyn with what is up ahead.

[RELATED: Kelly Oubre, Ian Mahinmi may be keys to helping Wizards snap out of defensive funk]

Wizards can clinch a playoff spot

It would require some help, but the Wizards can technically clinch a playoff spot on Friday night. If they win, and he Pistons lose, the Wizards are officially in after missing the playoffs entirely last year. Chicago has the same record as the Pistons, but the Wizards hold the tiebreaker over them by way of a 3-1 head-to-head record this season.

The Pistons, who have lost two straight, play the Magic in Orlando at 7 p.m, the same time as the Wizards. If the Wizards win and get some assistance, they could have something to celebrate late Friday night as they head to Cleveland.

[RELATED: Wall on Cousins: 'He said he would come to D.C.']

Nets are actually playing okay

Despite being the NBA's worst team with just 14 wins, four of the Nets' victories have come in their last seven games. They just beat the Suns on Thursday and before that the Pistons, who are right outside the playoff picture. Amazingly, that was their first two-game winning streak of the entire season. Two games before Detroit they lost by just three points to the very good Celtics. The Nets are still fighting despite having been eliminated from the playoffs long ago.

The Nets, in fact, have the sixth-most wins in the month of March among all teams in the East. Their six wins are more than what the Cavaliers have this month, as well as the playoff-bound Pacers. Both of those teams have five.

[RELATED: NBA Power Rankings: Movement in the East]

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Troubling video of ex-NBA star Delonte West leads to suspension of Prince George's police officer

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Troubling video of ex-NBA star Delonte West leads to suspension of Prince George's police officer

A Prince George's police officer was suspended after a troubling video emerged of his interaction with former NBA player and Eleanor Roosevelt alum Delonte West handcuffed after an alleged altercation.

The disturbing video showed West handcuffed on a sidewalk after getting involved in a physical conflict with a civilian. The off-screen officer was asking West questions on what happened to the events leading to him roughed up on the side of the road. West alleges that he was approached by a man with a gun. 

Prince George's police department announced that the video was filmed by a member of their department, leading to the officer's suspension. 

"Today at 12:15 pm, we learned the video that is currently on social media depicting the male in handcuffs was recorded by a Prince George’s County Police officer. The circumstances surrounding the recording and release of that video are now the subject of an internal investigation. That officer is now suspended pending the outcome of this investigation," the department said in a release.

Another disturbing video from a bystander shows the fight between the presumed West and another unidentified man. One man was standing over the other and continuously stomping on what appears to be West.

Meanwhile, West's former teammates and coaches took to social media to express their concerns.

West played eight years in the NBA across four franchises. He played his college ball at Saint Joseph's where he was teammates with Jameer Nelson and was coached by Phil Martelli. 

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Wizards vs. Heat: TV channel, Time, Live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Heat: TV channel, Time, Live stream, how to watch

The Wizards snapped a three-game losing streak with a nice win over the Pistons on Martin Luther King Day. 

They won't be able to celebrate for long though as they hit the road to play an extremely good Miami Heat team just a couple of weeks after the Wizards beat them without Bradley Beal. 

Can Washington shock everyone once again and continue to play their best against great teams? Here's what you need to know to watch and find out. 


What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami, Game 43

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami FL

When: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Heat will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Heat on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM


6:30 PM: Wizards Outsiders

7:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live 

7:30 PM: Wizards vs. Heat

10:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live 

10:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live 

11:00 PM: Wizards Talk 


Wizards: Rui Hachimura (OUT, groin), Garrison Mathews (OUT, ankle), Moe Wagner (OUT, ankle),  John Wall (OUT, Achilles)

Heat: Jimmy Butler (Day-to-day, hip), Justise Winslow (OUT, back)


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