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Wizards vs. Hawks: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Hawks: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

The Wizards head to Atlanta Sunday evening for their third straight road game, part of a four-game trip. All-Star hopeful Bradley Beal will go head-to-head with All-Star starter Trae Young in the backcourt.

Young and Beal are two of the NBA's most prolific scorers, with Young averaging nearly 30 points per game and Beal scoring at least 36 points in back-to-back games.

Washington is coming off a convincing win in Cleveland after dropping an overtime heartbreaker in Miami.

Can the Wizards win back-to-back road games against two of the league's worst teams? Tune in to find out.

WIZARDS vs. HAWKS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards at Altanta Hawks, Game 45

Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA

When: 6:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Hawks will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Hawks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. HAWKS TV SCHEDULE

5:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

5:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

6:00 PM: Wizards vs. Hawks (LIVE)

8:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

9:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Talk (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. HAWKS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Garrison Matthews (day-to-day, ankle), Rui Hachimura (OUT, groin), Moe Wagner (OUT, ankle)

Hawks: Trae Young (day-to-day, thigh), Alex Len (day-to-day, back), Chandler Parsons (OUT, concussion), Jabari Parker (day-to-day, shoulder)

WIZARDS vs. HAWKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, G, Wizards (27.8ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.4 apg): Beal has caught fire in recent days, scoring 36, 38 and 29 points in his last three games as he makes his bid to be an All-Star for te second consecutive season.

Davis Bertans, F, Wizards (15.3ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.7 apg): Bertans has made at least four three-point field goals in back-to-back games, finding his stroke as he makes a case for the 3-point shooting contest.

Trae Young, PG, Hawks (29.2ppg, 4.7 rpg, 8.6 apg): Young was just named to his first All-Star Game as a starter, thanks to his incredible statline that jump off the page. He is one of just two players averaging more than 29 points and eight assists per game. 

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Kevin Durant, Al Harrington: It's time for the NBA to treat cannibas more like alcohol

Kevin Durant, Al Harrington: It's time for the NBA to treat cannibas more like alcohol

The recreational use of cannibas is banned on the federal level, but is legal in Washington D.C. (along with 11 other states). Major League Baseball doesn't treat it as a banned substance. The National Hockey League has no automatic punishment for a player who tests positive for it. So why is it still on the banned list in the NBA?

When speaking to NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh and Monte Poole for a wide-ranging article on cannibas and the NBA that was published on Thursday, many former and current NBA players questioned the policy.

One-time Wizard player Al Harrington, when speaking to Haberstroh and Poole pointed to the superstars like LeBron James posting themselves with a postgame glass of wine and were celebrated for their good taste.

“This is what bothers me about this conversation,” Harrington said. “People think that players come to the game high. If that were the case, and they were that irresponsible, why don’t players play drunk? We all know there’s a time and place for everything. We go out and compete at the highest level in the world.

“If I’m going to play against Kevin Durant tonight, why would I get as high as I can and come to the game and play Kevin Durant high? It’s so stupid to me. It’s like, you’re policing us like we’re kids. We have access to liquor, it’s the same effect. That’s one of the things that really bothers me about the whole perception that players have access to it, they’re going to come to the games high. We have access to liquor but players don’t show up drunk to games.”

When appearing on a recent podcast, All The Smoke, Durant said that it should be treated more like alcohol or coffee than a banned substance. 

“Everybody on my team drinks coffee every day," the Maryland native said. "Taking caffeine every day. Or guys go out to have wine after games or have a little drink here and there. Marijuana should be in that tone,

“Why are we even talking about it? It shouldn’t even be a conversation now. So hopefully we can get past that and the stigma around it and know that it does nothing but make people have a good time, make people hungry, bring people together — that plant brings us all together.”

You can read Haberstroh and Poole's article here.

 

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Former Wizards wing Kelly Oubre Jr. reportedly suffers torn meniscus

Former Wizards wing Kelly Oubre Jr. reportedly suffers torn meniscus

According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Suns wing Kelly Oubre Jr. suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee. He is in the process of seeking a second opinion from a specialist before moving forward. 

A timeline for recovery is not yet specified, though depending on the severity, could end his season. 

In his first full season with the Suns, Oubre was enjoying himself a career-year, averaging 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 45% from the field. The Suns acquired him in the infamous Brooks trade between Phoenix, the Grizzlies and Wizards. 

Washington sent Oubre and Austin Rivers to the Suns in exchange for Trevor Ariza, who eventually signed with the Kings this past summer. Oubre flashed his scoring potential on the wing during the second half of last season, so the Suns decided to give him a two-year extension worth $30 million. 

It appears their investment in Oubre is paying off so far, and even if Oubre misses the rest of the year, a torn meniscus is not a torn ACL or MCL. The bad news for Wizards fans, other than the injury of course, would be the fact they probably won't be able to see Oubre in person on March 25 when the Suns visit the Wizards for a late-season matchup. 

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