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Admiral Schofield shows flashes in loss to Clippers

LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Wizards lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Here are five observations from the game...

1. For Summer League standards, and for what we're used to seeing from Washington, the Wizards' roster in Las Vegas is stacked. With three first round picks in the last two drafts, it is quite easily the most interesting group of prospects the Wizards have trotted out in years.

But that intrigue took a hit on Tuesday, as the Wizards sat 2019 first round pick Rui Hachimura for rest. And by the end of the first quarter, 2018 first round pick Troy Brown Jr. was ruled out with a left knee contusion.

Brown was limping and in obvious discomfort by midway through the first before he was subbed out. Contusions generally aren't serious, it's just a fancy name for a bruise. But certainly, his injury is something to watch. A knee contusion is what got Zion Williamson shut down for the rest of Summer League.

2. The absence of Hachimura and Brown allowed coach Robert Pack to give others more playing time. We saw two-way player Garrison Mathews and the two other players the Wizards got in the Lakers deal - Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones - for the first time.

Mathews is known for his shooting and lived up to the billing by going 3-for-4 from the field with one three and seven points in 19 minutes. Bonga stood out because of his size and athleticism. He is the height of a big man with the mobility of a guard. He had seven points in 16 minutes. 



Jones only played five minutes but grabbed five rebounds. Two league executives this week told NBC Sports Washington they think he could ultimately be the best player the Wizards got from L.A., so better than Moe Wagner, a former first round pick.

3. Speaking of Wagner, he showed more in his second game than he did in his debut the night before. Though Wagner didn't shoot well (3-for-11 FG), he looked more confident attacking the rim and was rewarded for it with seven free throw attempts, of which he made six.

Wagner was also much better on the glass. After grabbing zero rebounds in his first game, he had six in this one.

Another observation is that he is very vocal with the refs. No one on the Wizards' Summer League team talks more with the officials than Wagner, who lets them know when he doesn't like a call but seems to also know how not to cross the line.

4. Wizards 2019 second round pick Admiral Schofield was the standout in this one. He had 16 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes. Schofield shot 4-for-9 from the field and made all seven of his free throw attempts.

Though he only made one three, it was encouraging to see Schofield take four attempts. He was a very good three-point shooter in college but has been a tad gun shy in the Summer League so far. 

5. The stars were out at the Thomas and Mack Center on Tuesday night. With the Clippers in action, NBA legend and L.A. executive Jerry West sat courtside. He came with Dennis Rodman. 

Former Bullets star Rod Strickland was sitting a few seats away. And former Wizards player Drew Gooden made an appearance.

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was there. He and Wizards managing partner Ted Leonsis exchanged pleasantries as both were in town for the league's governors meetings.

John Wall and Thomas Bryant were there and so was their new teammate, Isaiah Thomas. Thomas addressed the media and said he feels healthier than he has in years.

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How to watch Wizards vs Hornets 'Predict the Game' broadcast

How to watch Wizards vs Hornets 'Predict the Game' broadcast

The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards are both under .500 this season. With injuries on both squads, stars Kemba Walker and Bradley Beal will have to step up to bring their teams closer to a playoff spot. 

With both stars primed to go off, there will be plenty to look for tonight. Take your Wizards experience to the next level and get involved in the action with NBC Sports Washington's new Predict the Game contest.

'PREDICT THE GAME' HOW TO WATCH

What is this broadcast? Predict the Game is an easy-to-enter, free contest that allows fans to predict various game and player performance outcomes through a series of approximately 12-15 questions per quarter that will appear on-screen during the alternate telecast on NBC Sports Washington Plus. Predict the Game leaderboards will be displayed at select times, and the winner of each contest will be revealed throughout the game and during NBC Sports Washington‚Äôs postgame coverage.

Where can I find it? Contest questions and leaderboards will be displayed on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder).

Additionally, the broadcast can be streamed on desktopiOS and Android devices. 

The NBC Sports Washington Plus presentation will, for the first time, feature special hosts, who will appear at various times to address Predict the Game participants and provide contest updates, information and results. The enhanced experience will contain the majority of the same video and audio (including announcers) as the primary live-game coverage, which will be available simultaneously on NBC Sports Washington.

How do I win? Fans will earn points for both answering questions (1 point) and correct predictions (1 or 2 points, depending on the question), with the top eligible scorer at the end of each game earning or splitting the $500 prize.

Each quarter will be its own contest, with an entirely new leaderboard starting from scratch, so even if fans miss out on the start of the game there will still be plenty of time to play and win. 

Fans must enter Predict the Game, which is open to join throughout the entire game, and submit their predictions at www.nbcsportswashington.com/predict.

WIZARDS vs HORNETS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets, 2019-20 NBA Regular Season Game 13

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

When: Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs Hornets will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington, and the Predict The Game broadcast will be on NBC Sports Washington Plus (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

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

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs HORNETS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders
6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Wizards vs Hornets
9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live 
10:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders

WIZARDS 2019-20 'PREDICT THE GAME' SCHEDULE

November 22: vs Charlotte (7 p.m.)

December 5: vs Philadelphia (7 p.m.)

December 10: at Charlotte (7 p.m.)

December 18: vs Chicago (7 p.m.)

December 26: at Detroit (7 p.m.)

January 1: vs Orlando (6 p.m.)

January 6: vs Boston (7 p.m.)

January 20: vs Detroit (2 p.m.)

January 26: at Atlanta (6 p.m.)

February 3: vs Golden State (7 p.m.)

February 11: vs Chicago (7 p.m.)

February 21: vs Cleveland (7 p.m.)

February 26: vs Brooklyn (7 p.m.)

March 3: at Sacramento (10 p.m.)

March 10: vs New York (7 p.m.)

March 18: at Brooklyn (7:30 p.m.)

March 15: vs Phoenix (7 p.m.)

April 1: vs New Orleans (7 p.m.)

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Wizards vs. Hornets: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Hornets: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Just as the Wizards become the talk of NBA Twitter as they rank first in the league for points scored, Washington has a Friday night matchup at home against the Charlotte Hornets to hopefully put on yet another scoring show for D.C.

Charlotte has lost two of three games on this current road trip and is desperate to slow down Bradley Beal, who has scored 30 or more points in four consecutive games, as well as the Wizards bench, who scored 63 points against the Spurs Wednesday night in their third 60-plus-point outing this season.

In Kemba Walker's absence, point guards Devonte Graham and Terry Rozier lead the Hornets in points scored with 18.2 and 16.5 per game, respectively. Graham also leads in assists (6.9 per game).

WIZARDS vs. ROCKETS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets, Game 13

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m. ET

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

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

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. HORNETS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:00 PM: Wizards vs. Hornets (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

10:30 PM: Wizards Talk (LIVE)

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