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How to watch Washington Wizards memorable OT classic games on Saturday, April 11th

How to watch Washington Wizards memorable OT classic games on Saturday, April 11th

NBC Sports Washington is back again with some overtime CLASSICS for the authentic fans out there. From triple-overtime nail-biters, to that time James Harden and Chris Paul tried to outduel the House of Guards (that didn't go well), we've got you covered. 

So sit back, relax and enjoy this jam-packed slate of great Wizards basketball games coming back to your television screens next weekend.

When: 

  • Saturday, April 11, 1:00 p.m.

Where:

  • NBC Sports Washington (channel finder
  • Any of our 24/7 authenticated streaming platforms

 

1 pm -- Rockets @ Wizards, November 26, 2018: Despite James Harden's 54 points and 13 assists, the Wizards won in overtime thanks to a combined 68 points from the House of Guards, John Wall and Bradley Beal. 

The Houston Rockets came out firing, expanding their lead to as much as 17 points early in the first quarter. They made their first seven three-point attempts but went 11-for-41 (27 percent) the rest of the game.

Head coach Scott Brooks always talks about 'playing hard,' and this game was the epitome of that philosophy. 

“There’s no coach, there’s no players that can overcome not playing hard, and the bottom line, for whatever reason, we’ve been trying to figure it out, we have to play harder," Brooks said after the victory. "By playing hard, you get a chance to win. That’s the easiest thing to do.”

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4 pm -- Raptors @ Wizards, January 13, 2019: This one was rough. Beal managed a triple-double while leading a huge comeback, but the Wiz Kids ran out of gas down the stretch and fell to Raptors in double overtime. 

Once again, the Wizards started off in a massive hole. The Raptors scored the first nine points and built a 19-point lead in the first quarter. They expanded that lead to 23 in the second, too.

Beal was the reason this game got even remotely close after halftime. Beal tallied his second triple-double of the season with 43 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds. He drilled a clutch 3-pointer with 20.1 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, then another pull-up jumper with 6.8 seconds remaining in the first overtime to tie things at 131.

At the end of the day, Kawhi Leonard was just too much for Washington to handle. He played a season-high 45 minutes, tallying 41 points and 11 rebounds.

8 pm -- Suns @ Wizards, December 22, 2018: Speaking of triple-doubles, we're throwing it back to Beal's first career trip-dub that happened to come in triple overtime (that's a lot of triples).

''I will never try to go out and get a triple-double,'' Beal said postgame. ''It's the hardest thing to do.''

This was also Kelly Oubre Jr.'s first game facing the Wizards as a member of the Phonix Suns --  a trade that leaves some Wizards' fans shaking their head to this day (me). 

Not to be forgotten about in Beal's career night, was the perfect performance by Wizards center, Thomas Bryant. Bryant scored a career-high 31 points, hit all 14 of his shots and made all three of his free throws. 

"To be completely honest, I had no clue I didn't miss a shot until you all told me just now," Bryant said to the media postgame. "I was just trying to help Brad out as much as I could."

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Wizards release united statement in response to the death of George Floyd

Wizards release united statement in response to the death of George Floyd

While protests continue across the country following the death of George Floyd, the world's biggest sports figures, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James, have used their platforms to make it clear where they stand on the numerous social issues fueling the protests.

You can now add the Washington Wizards to that group. Early Monday morning, the Wizards posted a "united statement" on social media in response to Floyd's death and the protests that have followed.

Included in the post are four separate statements.

"We will no longer tolerate the assassination of people of color in this country."

"We will no longer accept the abuse of power from law enforcement."

"We will no longer accept ineffective government leaders who are tone-deaf, lack compassion or respect for communities of color."

"We will no longer shut up and dribble."

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura were among players to share the same statements on Instagram.

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Athletes react to death of George Floyd, ongoing civil unrest in Minneapolis, other cities

Athletes react to death of George Floyd, ongoing civil unrest in Minneapolis, other cities

The death of George Floyd has caused outrage across the country, with thousands protesting in several American cities demanding justice.

Several prominent athletes, including former NBA legend Michael Jordan, Lakers forward LeBron James, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and many others, have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the ongoing protests and civil unrest.

Jordan released a statement on Sunday sharing his thoughts on the situation. 

James sent out this tweet early Sunday morning asking "Why does America not love us?"

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence sent out a pair of tweets on Friday, stating that "love must outweigh hate."

United States national team midfielder Weston McKennie, who plays in the German Bundesliga for Schalke 04, sported an armband during his club's match this weekend that read "Justice for George Floyd."

After scoring a goal during Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga match on Sunday, English winger Jadon Sancho took off his jersey and revealed his undershirt, which read "Justice for George Floyd."

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman sent out several tweets regarding Floyd's death and the protests.

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler, a Minneapolis area native who played three seasons for the University of Minnesota, offered his take on the situation:

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett tweeted he "doesn't feel safe" in America after Floyd's death.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow tweeted this:

Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens shared his thoughts on the situation.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz:

Nationals closer Sean Doolittle shared his thoughts with this post, captioned "#BlackLivesMatter."

Wizards guard Bradley Beal engaged with several of his followers on Saturday, sending off multiple tweets about an array of topics surrounding the impact and style of the protests.

Mystics guard Natasha Cloud wrote a powerful piece in The Players Tribune, emphasizing that those who are staying silent during this situation is "a knee on her neck."

Monumental Sports and Entertainment said this on Sunday: 

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