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

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

Coming off a brutal road trip out west, the Wizards will host the Markelle Fultz and the Magic Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. 

The 6-12 Wizards need to start putting a few wins together if they hope to remain in the playoff picture for much longer, and the Magic might be the right opponent to get back on track. 

Here's everything you need to know if you plan on tuning in to watch these two teams do battle. 


What: Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic, Game 19

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

When: Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Magic on NBC Sports live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM


6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:00 PM: Wizards vs. Clippers (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)


Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Achilles), Ian Mahinmi (OUT, Achilles), CJ Miles (OUT, wrist), Moe Wagner (TBD, ankle)

Magic: Nikola Vucevic (OUT, ankle), Al-Farouq Aminu (OUT, knee), Michael Carter-Williams (DOUBTFUL, hip)


Rui Hachimura, PF/C, (13.3, 5.6, 1.6): With Moe Wagner's status up in the air thanks to an ankle injury, Scott Brooks will continue to lean on the rookie to play some minutes at the center spot behind Thomas Bryant. His first game there went pretty well, where he dropped 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds against the Clippers. 

Isaac Bonga, SF, (4.1, 2.6, 1.2): Scott Brooks hinted at making changes to the team after the Wizards' latest loss to the Clippers. Bonga started the second half over Troy Brown Sunday night, so the second-year wing could be in line to get back in the starting lineup. 

Markelle Fultz, PG (11.7, 2.4, 3.8): Former DeMatha star Markelle Fultz makes a return home against the Wizards Tuesday. After not playing for much of his first two seasons in the league, Fultz is starting to find his groove in Orlando. 


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Davis Bertans' incredible start to the season, by the numbers

Davis Bertans' incredible start to the season, by the numbers

Davis Bertans was on fire once again on Tuesday night in the Wizards' loss to the Charlotte Hornets, as the Latvian Laser continues his breakout season in Washington hitting threes at a historic rate. Here are some numbers to put what he is doing in perspective...


Bertans had 32 points in Tuesday's game, the ninth time he has scored 20 or more already this season. He had scored 20-plus points only three times previously in his career.


Bertans has made six or more threes in a game six times already this season, including four times this month. Before he joined the Wizards, he had done it twice as an NBA player.


Bertans is one of only seven players in Wizards/Bullets franchise history to make eight threes or more in a game. The others are Gilbert Arenas, Trevor Ariza, Bradley Beal, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rex Chapman and DeShawn Stevenson. Only Beal (nine) and Ariza (10) have made more than eight.


Bertans has made 92 threes through 23 games this season. The ony players who have made more through this point in NBA history are James Harden and Stephen Curry. The previous high for a Wizards/Bullets player was 72 (Arenas).


The 92 threes in 23 games has Bertans averaging four per game and on pace to make 328 on the season. Only two players have ever made 300-plus threes; Harden and Curry. The record is 402, by Curry in 2015-16.


Bertans has made four threes or more in six straight games and five or more in four straight. Both are franchise records. During this six-game stretch, Bertans is 36-for-71 (50.7%) from long range.


Bertans is making most of his threes on catch-and-shoot plays and leads the league in most related categories. He is tops in the NBA in points off catch-and-shoot plays (9.6/g), field goals made (3.2/g) and three-pointers made (3.1).


A whopping 70.8 percent of Bertans' shot attempts this season have come from three-point range. The next highest percentage for a Wizards player is 34.6 percent, by Moe Wagner.

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Ish Smith helps mop the court during a timeout

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Ish Smith helps mop the court during a timeout

As a guard, Ish Smith is asked to do a lot on the court. Pass, shoot, and defend, the Wizards need him to do it all in order to succeed. On Tuesday, however, Smith demonstrated another on-court intangible that isn't always seen from NBA players: cleaning.

During the final moments of what would be a 114-107 loss to the Hornets, the game came to a halt in order to mop up a wet spot on the court. Smith happened to find himself near the large mop under the baseline, grabbed it and began helping out the worker. 

Overall, it's pretty good form here from Smith. He bent his knees, extended his arms and had a solid motion with the mop. Smith finished the night with 13 points and five assists in the boxscore, but this sixth assist was his most innovative.