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It took three minutes for the Wizards and Raptors to get into a Game 3 altercation

It took three minutes for the Wizards and Raptors to get into a Game 3 altercation

WASHINGTON —  It didn't take long for playoff basketball to escalate in the nation’s capital.

Less than three minutes to be exact.

On only the fifth possession of Game 3 between the Wizards and Raptors at Capital One Arena, Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Raptors forward OG Anunoby got tangled up and let their emotions out.

From the initial look it appeared that Morris just got tripped up in setting a screen, but if you look more closely, Anunoby appeared to pull down Morris from the back.

Even though a foul was called, Morris made sure that Anunoby knew his displeasure and even threw an extra shove at Serge Ibaka.

Both Morris and Anunoby received a technical foul after the altercation.

Once again the Wizards getting physical in a playoff series. 

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HISTORIC ODDS FOR TEAMS THAT GO DOWN 0-2

BROOKS MAY CHANGE STARTING LINEUP FOR GAME 3

 

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Three things to watch for Wizards at Pacers, including if John Wall and Victor Oladipo will play

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Three things to watch for Wizards at Pacers, including if John Wall and Victor Oladipo will play

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter Jr. and the Washington Wizards take on Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Bojan Bogdanovic and the Indiana Pacers. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. 

Here are three things to watch...

Will Wall play?

As John Wall continues to deal with a variety of issues, including a left heel injury, he may miss Monday's matchup with the Pacers. Wall was absent for Sunday's practice one day after scoring only one point in a blowout loss to the Cavaliers.

If Wall's heel does not improve much, it may make more sense to rest him. Just two games ago they were able to win without him against the Atlanta Hawks. Austin Rivers and Tomas Satoransky in the starting lineup may be a better option than a hobbled version of Wall.

Oladipo also hurt

Wall isn't the only star guard who could miss this game. The Pacers have been without Victor Oladipo since Nov. 17 due to a knee injury. He has missed their last 10 games.

The Pacers have actually played quite well without Oladipo, who earned All-NBA honors last season. They are 6-4 since he went down and have won three straight. He is considered day-to-day.

Oladipo, 26, is having another big year with 21.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Tyreke Evans has started in his place alongside point guard Darren Collison.

Pacers are great on defense

The Wizards had major trouble scoring on Saturday night and that was against the Cavs, arguably the worst defensive team in the NBA. In the Pacers, they will meet possibly the best defense in the league.

Anchored by Myles Turner in the middle, the Pacers are allowing the fewest points (101.5) of any team in the NBA this season and their defensive rating (103.7) ranks third. They force the fourth-most turnovers per game (15.7) and hold teams to the fifth-lowest field goal percentage (44.1).

The Wizards will have to work to get good looks on the offensive end, as Indiana will not make it easy on them.

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Wizards vs. Pacers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Wizards vs. Pacers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers host Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre and the Washington Wizards on Monday night as they hope to move up in the everchanging ranks of the NBA's Eastern Conference.

With the possibility of John Wall not playing, this game will be a big moment for the rest of the Wiziards players to step up and show the city what they can do. The Pacers, on the other hand, have been playing exceptionally well in their past 6 games.

Tune in to NBC Sports Washington for pregame, postgame and live game coverage of Wizards at Raptors.

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

WIZARDS at PACERS HOW TO WATCH:

What: Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers, 2018 NBA Regular Season, Game 27

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

When: Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards-Pacers will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can stream Wizards vs. Pacers live on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and the MyTeams by NBC Sports App. After the game tonight, Wizards Postgame Live and Wizards Outsiders are streaming exclusively on the MyTeams app. Download MyTeams now for full postgame coverage and 24/7 Wizards news.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS at PACERS TV SCHEDULE:

06:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)
06:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE) 
07:00 PM: NBA: Wizards @ Indiana Pacers (LIVE)
09:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)
10:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders 

WIZARDS at PACERS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: Dwight Howard (out, lumbar microdisectomy procedure)

Pacers: Victor Oladipo (out, sore right knee)

WIZARDS at PACERS SERIES HISTORY: 

Number of all-time Meetings: 174 games (6 playoff games)

Regular Season Record: Pacers lead series, 96-78

Playoff Record: Pacers lead series 4-2

Last Meeting: Wizards beat Pacers 109-102 on 3/17/2018

Last 10: Wizards 6-4

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