After an important victory over the Orlando Magic Wednesday, the Wizards host the Hornets at Capital One Arena Friday night in a pivotal matchup between two playoff hopefuls.
Washington (29-39) sits in 11th place and 3.5 games outside of the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot, and Charlotte (30-37) is right above them in 10th, two games back of the eighth-place Miami Heat.
Here's everything you should know about Hornets-Wizards on NBC Sports Washington:
WIZARDS vs. HORNETS HOW TO WATCH:
What: Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Hornets game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder Link)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Hornets on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs. HORNETS TV SCHEDULE:
6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders
6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Hornets at Wizards
9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders
WIZARDS vs. HORNETS INJURY REPORT:
Wizards: Dwight Howard (back, out), John Wall (left heel, out), Sam Dekker (back, day-to-day), Trevor Ariza (knee, day-to-day)
Hornets: Cody Zeller (knee, doubtful), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (knee, probable)
WIZARDS vs. HORNETS PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Bradley Beal (25.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.6 ASG): Beal continues to put up monster numbers as he fights to keep the Wizards in playoff contention. A two-time All-Star, he was also named one of Tom Haberstroh's Garbage Time All-Stars.
Kemba Walker (25.1 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.3 APG): Like Beal, Walker is the lone All-Star on a team still in the hunt for a postseason spot. Can Washington contain him like they did the last time they faced the Hornets, when Walker scored 18 points on 6-for-19 shooting?
WIZARDS vs. HORNETS SERIES HISTORY:
Number of all-time Meetings: 113 games
Regular Season Record: Hornets lead 61-52
Last Meeting: Hornets won 112-111 on March 8
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