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Wizards vs. Kings: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Wizards vs. Kings: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Washington Wizards (27-39) play the Sacramento Kings (33-32) on Monday, March 11 with a 7 p.m. tip off. 

The Wizards just lost 130-135 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime on Sunday, and the Kings just beat the New York Knicks 102-94 on Saturday. 

Key players, injury reports, all-time meetings and (of course) all the information you need to know to watch the Wizards play the Kings can be found here: 

WIZARDS vs. KINGS PRESEASON HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Kings game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder Link)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Kings on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. KINGS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders
6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Sacramento Kings at Wizards
9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live 
10:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders

WIZARDS vs. KINGS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: Dwight Howard (glute), John Wall (left heel)
Kings: Austin Wagner (lower body)

WIZARDS vs. KINGS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal (25.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG): Bradley Beal’s near triple-double against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night wasn’t enough to cop the W. Still, it was an impressive feat for Beal himself, who is (possibly) the most conditioned athlete in the NBA

“He finished with 36 points including the Wizards’ final 14 of regulation with a step back, game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to force the extra period tied 121-121,” NBC Sports Washington’s Ben Standig wrote following the game.

Bobby Portis (14.8 PPG, 7.9 RPG): Bobby Portis had an incredible first quarter against the Timberwolves, putting 15 on the scoreboard in the first quarter, helping the Wizards build a cushy lead in the game’s first half. In March, Portis has been averaging 17.8 points per game, and he finished Saturday’s game with 21. 

WIZARDS vs. KINGS SERIES HISTORY 

Number of all-time Meetings: 197 games
Regular Season Record: Kings lead 105-92
Last Meeting: Kings won 116-112 on Oct. 26

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This video of early Thomas Bryant-Isaiah Thomas chemistry should make Wizards fans smile

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This video of early Thomas Bryant-Isaiah Thomas chemistry should make Wizards fans smile

One of the best parts of the NBA offseason, behind free-agency and the draft, has to be the open run's that go on all summer long. These sessions give an opportunity for NBA players to team up with each other, while also playing alongside high school, college, and overseas talent. 

Some new Wizards teammates, Isaiah Thomas and Thomas Bryant, made their way to the Rico Hines private run in Los Angeles, California to establish some chemistry before training camp opens in late September.  

As seen above, IT is no stranger to sharing the sugar as he finished top 20 in the league in assists per game (5.9) in 2016, the last season he was fully healthy. While TB is one of the most efficient rim-runners in the league, leading the NBA in two-point field goal percentage (68.5) last season. 

Could this be a preview of what to expect come season's tip? Wizards fans sure hope so. 

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Washington Wizards hire assistant coach Michael Longabardi to Scott Brooks coaching staff

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Washington Wizards hire assistant coach Michael Longabardi to Scott Brooks coaching staff

The Wizards sought to add an assistant coach with a strong defensive track record this offseason and they did just that Saturday evening by hiring Michael Longabardi, according to NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes. 

Longardi, 46, has spent the last three seasons as a defensive coach on the Cleveland Cavaliers' staff. He was initially hired by former Cavs' head coach Tyronn Lue in 2016 when the team claimed their first championship in franchise history. 

Before joining the Cavaliers, Longabardi held assistant coaching roles with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, and most notably the Boston Celtics, in which he and Lue served under head coach Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau from 2007 to 2013.

Longabardi was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Xaverian High School, a private Catholic school. He then went on to play basketball at Newberry College where he earned the nickname "Mr. Defense."

Just a day after reports broke that Tommy Sheppard would be promoted to a permanent general manager position, the organization is making yet another move in hopes of improving overall culture and team defense.

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