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Wizards at Clippers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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Wizards at Clippers: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Kelly Oubre and the Washington Wizards battle DeAndre Jordan, Danilo Gallinari, Lou Williams and the L.A. Clippers on Sunday afternoon.

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

WASHINGTON WIZARDS AT LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

Where: Staples Center
Tip-off: 3:30 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 2:30 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Wall is getting close

Saturday marks exactly two weeks since John Wall had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and viscosupplementation injections in his left knee and at the time was prescribed a recovery timeline of approximately two weeks. By that timeline, he should be very close to returning and in recent days he has been able to ramp up his rehab to the point where he participated in a full practice with the Wizards on Friday.

Wall is not expected to play against the Clippers, but this could be the Wizards' last game without him. They have been managing relatively well without him in the lineup. The Wizards are 4-3 since his knee procedures and 5-4 overall without him this season.

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Beal is on a roll

Bradley Beal continued to light it up against the Suns on Thursday and could have had more than the 34 points he amassed. After dropping 51 on the Blazers on Tuesday, Beal had 30 points entering the fourth quarter in Phoenix. He has hit the 30-point mark for the second straight game for the fifth time in his career. One more and he matches his career-best streak of three games set on Nov. 5.

Not to get too far ahead of things, but just in case anyone is wondering, the franchise record for most consecutive 30-point games is seven held by Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe who accomplished the feat back in 1968. 

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Clippers are banged up

It has been a tough season so far for the Clippers who are missing two of their best players in Patrick Beverley, who is done for the season, and Blake Griffin, who is out several months. They have also been playing without Milos Teodosic, a talented rookie point guard.

Add it all up and the Clippers have been one of the NBA's worst teams in the past month. After starting the season 5-2, they are 3-13 in their last 16 games. That stretch includes a four-game losing streak and a 13-game losing streak. All three of their wins were in a row. The Wizards have no business losing this game, even without Wall in their lineup.

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Wizards set introductory press conference for Dwight Howard

Wizards set introductory press conference for Dwight Howard

Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld has stayed relatively busy this summer crafting his new-look lineup for the 2018-19 season. 

One of the team's key additions, Dwight Howard, is set to be introduced as a member of the Wizards on Monday. 

NBC Sports Washington will air the introductory press conference live at 1 p.m. while also streaming it online.  

Ernie Grunfeld and head coach Scott Brooks are both expected to be in attendance. 

The 32-year-old big man is coming off a 2017-18 season with the Charlotte Hornets in which he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. 

Since leaving the Orlando Magic after eight seasons in 2011, Howard has played for four different teams in the last six years. 

Howard is an eight-time all-star and a three-time defensive player of the year. 

 

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks in three-team deal, but not likely to stay

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks in three-team deal, but not likely to stay

The stage has been set for Carmelo Anthony to hit free agency, as the 10-time All-Star was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in a three-team deal, one that will lead to a subsequent buyout of his contract. ESPN first reported the news and noted that the Rockets are the favorites to sign him.

The full deal sends Dennis Schroder from the Hawks to the Thunder in exchange for Anthony and a protected first-round pick, and sends Mike Muscala from Atlanta to Philly. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will go to the Thunder from Philly and Justin Anderson will go from the Sixers to the Hawks.

That's a complicated deal, but it ultimately frees Anthony up to choose a new team. He was set to make $27.9 million from the Thunder next season, but the Hawks are footing the bill to let him walk.

Anthony's skills have declined now that he's 34 years old. Last season, he averaged 16.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting, way down from the 22.4 points he averaged the season before with the Knicks.

Still, Anthony could help a team looking for a scoring punch and the Rockets would like some more help in their quest to take down the Warriors. If he signs there, he will join friend Chris Paul and the 2017-18 MVP, James Harden. 

Houston has been the logical landing spot for Anthony ever since news broke that the Thunder were looking for a way out of his contract. If he doesn't go there, perhaps the Lakers would make sense. LeBron James is going to need a lot more help than the roster he currently has around him to make some noise in the crowded Western Conference.

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