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

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

The Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. 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...

Home streak

The Wizards beat the Bucks on Monday night to win their sixth straight game at home. That's the second-longest streak in the NBA only to the Cavaliers, who have won seven in a row in Cleveland. The Cavs are also the only team in the East with more home wins than the Wizards' 11 so far this season. The Wizards (11-6 at home) currently hold a .647 win percentage in D.C., up from .543 last season.

The Wizards have thrived on offense at the Verizon Center. Their 107.4 points per game at home are 11th in the NBA. Their 47.7 field goal percentage is fourth, behind only the Warriors, Bucks and Raptors. That includes a 39.3 percentage from three, which ranks sixth. 

[RELATED: Porter finds bottom of net as Wizards' next scoring option]

Oubre's progress

Head coach Scott Brooks said before Monday's game that Kelly Oubre, Jr. hasn't been at his best since missing one game due to a mild concussion. In his 10 games before getting the concussion, Oubre averaged 9.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals. He shot 48.5% from the field. In his four games since, he's averaged just 4.8 points on 31.8% shooting. 

As for what's causing the drop-off, Brooks pointed to a lack in focus:

"He just has to stay focused on the defensive end. When he focuses on that, good things happen. We need him to play better. Rebounding seems like a good indicator with him. If he gets rebounds, he seems to have a better game. At that position, you have to be locked in mentally because there's so many big-time scorers and dynamic players at that wing spot. There's no days off."

George and Turner

The Pacers feature a pair of star players that both went off in the first meeting between the teams on Dec. 19. Paul George had 27 points in 40 minutes with eight rebounds. Turner had 20 points in 33 minutes on 8-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds and four blocks.

George was also effective on the defensive end. He switched to Bradley Beal after Beal got off to a hot start and was able to limit him for much of the game. Turner, a center who can stretch the floor, scored 11 of his points in the third quarter.

[RELATED: Film study: How Wall, Beal get everyone else open]

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2017-18 Wizards roster review: Tim Frazier

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2017-18 Wizards roster review: Tim Frazier

To wrap up the 2017-18 season, we are looking at each player on the Wizards' roster. Today, we evaluate Tim Frazier's season...

Player: Tim Frazier

Position: Point guard

Age: 27

2017-18 salary: $2 million

2017-18 stats: 59 G, 14.2 mpg, 3.0 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.1 bpg, 39.5 FG%, 30.4 3P%, 76.7 FT%, 44.5 eFG%, 105 ORtg, 107 DRtg

Best game: 1/27 at Hawks - 4 points, 14 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 2-for-5 FG

Season review: The Wizards tabbed Tim Frazier to be their backup point guard nearly a year ago when they sent a second round pick to the New Orleans Pelicans on the eve of draft night. They viewed Frazier as the solution to their years-long search for a capable backup behind John Wall. Frazier had thrived as a replacement starter in New Orleans and the Wizards saw him as worth a draft pick, even though he had just one year left on his contract.

Frazier began the season as the primary backup point guard, but ultimately lost the job to Tomas Satoransky once Wall went out with a left knee injury. Frazier became the starter and Satoransky the backup, but through two weeks Satoransky outplayed him and became No. 2 on the depth chart once Wall returned. Then, when Wall went down for months late in the season, Satoransky started and Frazier backed him up.

Frazier never found consistency as he moved back and forth between roles. His minutes, points and assists averages were all career-lows.

The Wizards added competition to their roster for Frazier and Satoransky midseason, first by signing Ramon Sessions in March and then adding Ty Lawson just before the playoffs began. That led to Frazier being inactive for four of the Wizards' six postseason games.

All in all, it was a frustrating year for Frazier. He even had to deal with a broken nose and surgery to repair it after getting inadvertently kneed in the face by Bobby Portis in a game against the Bulls in February.

Frazier has been part of small group of Wizards players continuing to work out at the team facility this summer. He has been there along with Wall, Ian Mahinmi and Jason Smith. That said, it does seem likely Frazier returns given how the Wizards used him this season. He was completely out of the rotation for extended periods of time.

Helping his cause in that regard is that the Wizards have his Bird rights, meaning they can re-sign him while going above the salary cap. They currently have five open roster spots and not much money to spend. Frazier could represent a cheap option and help them fill out their roster.

Potential to improve: Shooting, on-ball defense, consistency

More player season reviews:

John Wall, PG

Bradley Beal, SG

Otto Porter, SF

Markieff Morris, PF

Marcin Gortat, C

Kelly Oubre, Jr., SF

Tomas Satoransky, PG

Ian Mahinmi, C

Ty Lawson, PG

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Markieff Morris goes 1-on-1; no All-NBA votes for Beal?

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Markieff Morris goes 1-on-1; no All-NBA votes for Beal?

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chris Miller caught up with Wizards power forward Markieff Morris. Morris looked back on the 2017-18 season and gave his side on what needs to be fixed.

Chris and Chase Hughes also had a heated debate about Bradley Beal not receiving any All-NBA votes. Chase is an awards voter and defended his ballot. Chris wasn't having any of it.

They also went into the conference finals and what it would mean if the Rockets beat the Warriors.

You can listen to the episode right here:

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