For the second time in just over a week, the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards will do battle, this time with the Wizards hosting the contest.
Both teams will be desperate for a win given the recent trends. Despite Los Angeles still being 24-13, the team is losers of two straight and three of its last four. The team could also be without key pieces in Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Morris due to injuries.
As for the Wizards, after a really strong stretch in February, the team has been unable to carry that momentum over in recent contests. A heartbreaking loss to the Celtics was followed up by an uninspiring performance against the Grizzlies have Washington searching for answers once again.
It's the last game for both teams before the All-Star break, and both will want to finish the first half of the season on a strong note.
Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, and more...
WIZARDS vs. CLIPPERS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Wizards vs. Clippers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Clippers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs. CLIPPERS TV SCHEDULE
6:00 PM: Wizards Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Wizards vs. Clippers (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live
WIZARDS vs. CLIPPERS: WHAT TO WATCH
Washington's loss to the Grizzlies was largely impacted by the team's inability to protect the ball. The group has 22 turnovers which led to 32 points for Memphis in a game that Washington lost by 14 points. Russell Westbrook was a major culprit, with eight turnovers and seven coming in the first half. If Washington is going to have any chance against the Clippers, they can't be giving the ball away at that rate.
Some would think that a game against Washington isn't exactly a huge one for a team like the Clippers, but that won't be the case on Thursday. With the recent skid and the chance for the team to be without some big names, Paul George views it as a must-win game. The Wizards will be getting the Clippers' best effort.
WIZARDS vs. CLIPPERS: PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bradley Beal, G, Wizards (32.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.8 apg): Beal is coming off a 23-point performance against the Grizzlies, and while that's great for some, it's a low mark in what has been a spectacular season for the guard. Washington's offense goes as he does in terms of scoring, and though there are capable role players, the team will most likely need a bigger scoring output from him against the Clippers.
Paul George, F, Clippers (23.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.4 apg): George has been great for Los Angeles through the first half of the season, especially as a shooter. With Leonard potentially out on Thursday, he'll need to bring his A-game to make up for the lost production on offense.