The Wizards will take the court Friday night in Philadelphia as they wrap up their 2019 preseason slate. While there are still roster spots to be won and roles to be carved out, the biggest storyline surrounding the Wizards this week comes from their biggest star.
Bradley Beal, the face of the franchise and Wizards' only All-Star while John Wall rehabs from his Achilles injury, signed a two-year contract extension with the Wizards Thursday morning.
The focus of the season for the Wizards will clearly be on their younger players, but fans will be most excited to see the team's remaining star this season.
It's unclear which 76ers stars will be on the court for the preseason finale, but the game will serve as the final tune-up for two franchise going in opposite directions.
The Wizards vs. 76ers preseason finale wil tip off Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.
WIZARDS vs. 76ERS PRESEASON HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers, 2019 NBA Preseason Game 4
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
When: Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards at 76ers preseason game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards at 76ers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs. 76ERS TV SCHEDULE
3:00 PM: The Daily Line (LIVE)
7:00 PM: Wizards vs. 76ers, NBA Preseason (LIVE)
WIZARDS vs. 76ERS INJURY REPORT:
Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Isaiah Thomas (OUT, Left thumb rehab), Isaac Bonga (OUT, Left knee soreness), Troy Brown Jr. (OUT, Left calf strain), Ian Mahinmi (OUT, Right Achilles strain), C.J. Miles (OUT, Left foot rehab)
76ers: James Ennis (DAY-TO-DAY, calf injury)
WIZARDS vs. 76ERS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bradley Beal, G, Wizards: Beal just signed a contract extension to keep him in Washington for a few more years. With John Wall out, the Wizards are solely his team, and this will be his first time on the court since agreeing to the new deal.
Thomas Bryant, C, Wizards: The Wizards' best big man has enjoyed a strong preseason, and will look to solidify himself as Washington's number two option behind Beal with John Wall out. His outside game remains a work in progress, but Bryant has flashed a lot of potential inside for a Wizards team desperate for secondary scoring.
Matisse Thybulle, SG, 76ers: The rookie guard filled the stat sheet in Philadelphia's previous preseason game, and appears to have earned a significant role as a defensive specialist and the first wing off the 76ers' bench.
WIZARDS vs. 76ERS SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 303 games
All-time Record: 76ers lead 181-122
Last Meeting: Wizards won 123-106 on 1/9/19
Streaking: Wizards have won 9 straight home games against the 76ers, and 22 of last 29 at Capital One Arena
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