With the NBA season currently suspended due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, Wizards games have come to a halt.
However, fear not, as there is still basketball to be consumed. It just comes with a new twist: the games are played virtually in NBA 2K20.
Monumental Sports and NBC Sports Washington have teamed up to bring Wizards and Capitals action to the virtual world with NBA 2K20 and NHL 20 simulations in place of scheduled games. On Friday, the Wizards will take on the Bucks in the latest matchup.
The two teams met in the video game last Saturday, with the Bucks picking up a commanding victory. This time around, the Wizards will look to come out on top.
The fun doesn't stop there, though, as NBC Sports Washington will then air a classic Wizards game. John Wall's 2017 last-second game-winner against the Chicago Bulls. Here's everything you need to know to tune in.
Friday, March 27 at 7 PM ET
- NBC Sports Washington (channel finder)
- Any of our 24/7 authenticated streaming platforms
- Monumental Sports Network via its website www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com or via any of its available apps on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox.
7:00 PM: NBA2K Simulation: Wizards @ Milwaukee Bucks (P)
8:00 PM: NBA Classics: Chicago Bulls @ Wizards (R) (January 10, 2017, John Wall hits the game-winning shot with five seconds remaining)
10:30 PM: NBA2K Simulation: Wizards @ Milwaukee Bucks (R)
The nice part about this is we don't have to wait as long to know the starting lineups. Just don't tell the 2K computer.
PG - Shabazz Napier
SG - Bradley Beal
SF - Jerome Robinson
PF - Rui Hachimura
C - Thomas Bryant
PG - Eric Bledsoe
SG - Donte DiVincenzo
SF - Khris Middleton
PF - Giannis Antetokounmpo
C - Brook Lopez
So if you're like us and desperately miss watching NBA basketball, tune into NBC Sports Washington on Friday night to get the closest thing to a live game. We'll get through this hiatus together.
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