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NBA preseason Wizards at Heat: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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NBA preseason Wizards at Heat: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards battle Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

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


Where: American Airlines Arena
Tip-off: 7:30 p.m.
TV: None
Live stream: MonumentalSportsNetwork.com
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Frazier to debut

The Wizards will get their first look at arguably their most important offseason addition on Wednesday, as point guard Tim Frazier is expected to play after missing their first three games with a groin strain. Frazier was acquired on the night before the draft in June when the Wizards sent a second round pick to New Orleans, hoping Frazier would help solve their longstanding problems at backup point guard.

Frazier won't play much, as he's only practiced a handful of times following the injury. Head coach Scott Brooks said he expects Frazier to play about 15 minutes. Still, it's a positive sign for a team that has high hopes for him. We should get to see Frazier run the offense with the second unit, including with shooting guard Jodie Meeks. Those two will be key in what the Wizards hope is a much-improved bench.


Felix vs. Sloan

Now that Daniel Ochefu was waived and the Wizards officially have an open roster spot, the focus will be even more on Carrick Felix and Donald Sloan than it was before. Brooks even confirmed it at Tuesday's practice: the final spot will come down to those two.

Brooks will base the decision on many things, not just how they perform in the preseason games. But there are only two games left, two chances for them to not only prove themselves to the Wizards in game action, but especially in terms of game tape for other teams. Whoever is the odd-man out, they will hope to catch on elsewhere. These last two games will be extra important for those guys.


Will the Heat play anyone?

This will be the fourth preseason game for the Wizards and technically they have already faced two NBA teams, but both of those teams - the Knicks and Cavs - sat their best players. Now the Wizards face the Heat who very well could do the same.

Miami has been good about playing their best players through four preseason games with the exception of Goran Dragic. He has appeared in just two of them in part because he played in the EuroBasket tournament this summer. Regardless, there is one player that Wizards fans will be interested to see: Kelly Olynyk. The former Celtics player and friend (or enemy) of Kelly Oubre, Jr. signed with the Heat as a free agent this summer.


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Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

Wizards release 2018-19 preseason schedule, including two games vs. Knicks

The Wizards released their 2018-19 five-game preseason schedule on Tuesday and it looks quite a bit like last year's did.

Once again, they will play the New York Knicks twice, once at home and once on the road. And once again, they will host the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

It all begins on Oct. 1 when the Wizards host the Knicks. Three of their five preseason games will be played at Capital One Arena.

Here is the full preseason schedule:

10/1 vs. Knicks

10/5 vs. Heat

10/8 at Knicks

10/10 at Pistons

10/12 vs. Guangzhou Long-Lions

The preseason schedule release comes on the heels of the full 82-game regular season reveal. That came out last week. You can see it here.


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    2018-19 NBA over/under win totals from Las Vegas have Wizards lower than some many expect

    2018-19 NBA over/under win totals from Las Vegas have Wizards lower than some many expect

    The Westgate sportsbook in Las Vegas released their over/unders for NBA win totals for the 2018-19 season earlier this month and the Wizards were set at 44.5. That, of course, sparked some debates among fans and the media.

    Chase Hughes and Nick Ashooh gave their take on the matter in the video above. For reference, here are the win totals as set by Westgate:

    Atlanta Hawks - 23.5
    Boston Celtics - 57.5
    Brooklyn Nets - 32.5
    Charlotte Hornets - 35.5
    Chicago Bulls - 27.5
    Cleveland Cavaliers - 30.5
    Dallas Mavericks - 34.5
    Denver Nuggets - 47.5
    Detroit Pistons - 37.5
    Golden State Warriors - 62.5
    Houston Rockets - 54.5
    Indiana Pacers - 47.5
    Los Angeles Clippers - 35.5
    Los Angeles Lakers - 48.5
    Memphis Grizzlies - 34.5
    Miami Heat - 41.5
    Milwaukee Bucks - 46.5
    Minnesota Timberwolves - 44.5
    New Orleans Pelicans - 45.5
    New York Knicks - 29.5
    Oklahoma City Thunder - 50.5
    Orlando Magic - 31.5
    Philadelphia 76ers - 54.5
    Phoenix Suns - 28.5
    Portland Trail Blazers - 41.5
    Sacramento Kings - 25.5
    San Antonio Spurs - 43.5
    Toronto Raptors - 54.5
    Utah Jazz - 48.5
    Washington Wizards - 44.5

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