Monday night, we were supposed to see the Wizards take on the Celtics at Capital One Arena. But with the NBA suspending its season due to the coronavirus outbreak, we had to get a little creative with how to deliver Wizards basketball to your televisions. 

So at 7 p.m. ET on Monday night, you'll be able to watch the Wizards play the Celtics. Only in this scenario, it'll be an NBA 2K20 simulation. 

In partnership with Monumental Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington will be airing all Wizards and Capitals games in simulated NBA 2K20 and NHL 2K20 games, taking place on the dates and times according to each team's regular season schedule with commentary from NBCSW's experts surrounding the coverage.

In the first NBA 2K simulation Saturday night, the Wizards fell to Giannis Antetokounmpo's Bucks, so they'll look to rebound against the Boston Celtics at Capital One Arena Monday night.

Afterward, don't forget to stick around to watch a replay of the night John Wall dropped a career-high 52-points against the Orlando Magic, Dec. 6, 2016. 

Here's everything you need to know to tune in. 


Monday, March 23 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.

Broadcast Schedule

6:00 PM: Wire to Wire: Wizards vs Bulls

7:00 PM: NBA2K Simulation: Boston Celtics @ Wizards

8:00 PM: NBA Classics: Orlando Magic at Wizards – (12/6/2016 John Wall scores a career-high 52 points)


10:30 PM: NBA2K Simulation: Boston Celtics @ Wizards (Replay)

Starting lineups


PG - Shabazz Napier

SG - Bradley Beal

SF - Jerome Robinson

PF - Rui Hachimura

C - Thomas Bryant


PG - Kemba Walker

SG - Jaylen Brown

SF - Gordon Hayward

PF - Jayson Tatum

C - Enes Kanter

So if you're like us and desperately miss watching NBA basketball, tune into NBC Sports Washington Monday night to get the closest thing to a live game. We'll get through this hiatus together. 

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