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How to watch: Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns

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The NBA is back and these games actually count for something this time around. The Washington Wizards open up their eight-game seeding schedule against the Phoenix Suns (at home) in what's arguably the most important game in the Orlando bubble. 

Washington needs to find a way to pull within four games of the eighth-seeded Brooklyn Nets (presumably) in order to participate in a play-in tournament for a playoff spot. 

Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, and more...

WIZARDS vs. SUNS HOW TO WATCH 

What: Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns

Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Florida

When: 4:00 p.m. ET

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

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Suns on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams app.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

RELATED: SCOTT BROOKS FINDS BRADLEY BEAL DISRESPECT INTRIGUING

WIZARDS vs. SUNS TV SCHEDULE

2:00 PM: Trackside Live! (R)

3:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

4:00 PM: Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards (LIVE)

6:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

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WIZARDS vs. SUNS: WHAT TO WATCH

Without Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans participation in the Bubble, it's truly a youth movement for the Wizards in Orlando. With that being the case look no further than F Rui Hachimura's workload from here on out. Hachimura was the team's third-leading scorer behind the two talents aforementioned with 13.4 points per game. 

F Troy Brown Jr. will also have a lot more responsibility on his plate as he assumes more ball-handling responsibility as well as leadership. Brown, in his second season, has shown glimpses of a player ready to contribute on a playoff-contending team in the future, he just needs to improve his consistency and decision-making without the rock in his hands. 

 

Washington, who is on pace to have a historically bad season on defense, will face a tough test in the paint with emerging star C Deandre Ayton clogging the paint — Thomas Bryant, Moritz Wagner, and Ian Mahinmi will certainly have their hands full down low. 

WIZARDS vs. SUNS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Rui Hachimura, F, Wizards (13.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.7 apg): Hachimura will be one of the Wizards' go-to scorers in the bubble with Beal and Bertans sitting out. The rookie forward had moments of brilliance during his rookie season, but it'll be interesting to see how he handles a featured role with this group of young Wizards players. 

Devin Booker, G, Suns (26.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 6.6 apg): Booker is one of the best scorers this league has seen, however, similar to Bradley Beal his numbers are overlooked because of a lack of team success.

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