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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Miami Heat, including John Wall's nutmeg of Hassan Whiteside

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5 must-see moments from Wizards' win over Miami Heat, including John Wall's nutmeg of Hassan Whiteside

Here are the five best plays or moments from the Wizards' 102-93 win over the Heat on Wednesday night...

1. John Wall pulled off one of the most disrespectful plays in basketball against the Heat.

While starting a fastbreak, Wall dribbled the ball through Hassan Whiteside's legs. It's called the nutmeg and it is always hilarious:

2. Wall finished with 27 points and six assists. This may have been his nicest bucket, one that was set up by a behind-the-back move against Justise Winslow:

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3. This Wall basket came when the Wizards were starting to take control of this game in the fourth quarter. Wall get an and-1 layup to drop after dribbling through traffic:

4. The Wizards took the lead soon after and this three from Kelly Oubre, Jr. helped give them some separation:

Oubre finished with seven points and five rebounds. 

5. This play was an important one, though Wall might have gotten away with a goaltending call. It was a close one and the refs sided with Wall, calling it a block on Tyler Johnson:

The Heat were not happy at all with that call, but the Wizards won by nine points so it didn't matter all that much anyways. Now they get to see each other again on Friday in D.C.

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Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

The Wizards released their 2018-19 five-game preseason schedule on Tuesday and it looks quite a bit like last year's did.

Once again, they will play the New York Knicks twice, once at home and once on the road. And once again, they will host the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

It all begins on Oct. 1 when the Wizards host the Knicks. Three of their five preseason games will be played at Capital One Arena.

Here is the full preseason schedule:

10/1 vs. Knicks

10/5 vs. Heat

10/8 at Knicks

10/10 at Pistons

10/12 vs. Guangzhou Long-Lions

The preseason schedule release comes on the heels of the full 82-game regular season reveal. That came out last week. You can see it here.

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    2018-19 NBA over/under win totals from Las Vegas have Wizards lower than some many expect

    2018-19 NBA over/under win totals from Las Vegas have Wizards lower than some many expect

    The Westgate sportsbook in Las Vegas released their over/unders for NBA win totals for the 2018-19 season earlier this month and the Wizards were set at 44.5. That, of course, sparked some debates among fans and the media.

    Chase Hughes and Nick Ashooh gave their take on the matter in the video above. For reference, here are the win totals as set by Westgate:

    Atlanta Hawks - 23.5
    Boston Celtics - 57.5
    Brooklyn Nets - 32.5
    Charlotte Hornets - 35.5
    Chicago Bulls - 27.5
    Cleveland Cavaliers - 30.5
    Dallas Mavericks - 34.5
    Denver Nuggets - 47.5
    Detroit Pistons - 37.5
    Golden State Warriors - 62.5
    Houston Rockets - 54.5
    Indiana Pacers - 47.5
    Los Angeles Clippers - 35.5
    Los Angeles Lakers - 48.5
    Memphis Grizzlies - 34.5
    Miami Heat - 41.5
    Milwaukee Bucks - 46.5
    Minnesota Timberwolves - 44.5
    New Orleans Pelicans - 45.5
    New York Knicks - 29.5
    Oklahoma City Thunder - 50.5
    Orlando Magic - 31.5
    Philadelphia 76ers - 54.5
    Phoenix Suns - 28.5
    Portland Trail Blazers - 41.5
    Sacramento Kings - 25.5
    San Antonio Spurs - 43.5
    Toronto Raptors - 54.5
    Utah Jazz - 48.5
    Washington Wizards - 44.5

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