John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards battle the Dirk Nowitzki, Dennis Smith, Jr. and Nerlens Noel on Tuesday night.
Here is all you need to know for the Wizards vs. Mavericks game: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…
WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS
Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 6 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Radio: 1500 AM
Three things to watch...
Will Wall play?
The Wizards beat the Raptors without John Wall on Sunday, as the star point guard sat out due to a sprained left shoulder. Test results showed no structural damage and he wasn't in a sling, which was a step in the right direction. Still, the injury could keep him out for Tuesday night's game or at the very least limit him.
Sunday's game showed the Wizards' recipe for winning without Wall. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter must step up and maybe even bring the ball up the floor. Tim Frazier has to play smart, run the offense and limit turnovers. Kyle Lowry getting ejected on Sunday certainly helped, but the Wizards are deep enough to withstand Wall's absence against a team like Dallas.
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Beal is on a new level
Beal had 38 points on Sunday against the Raptors and has now scored 36 or more in three straight games. If he gets to 35 against the Mavs, he will be the first player in franchise history to score 35 or more in four straight outings. He would also tie the longest such streak in the NBA since Carmelo Anthony did it in six straight games back in 2013.
Beal has been scoring in a multitude of ways so far this season. He's shooting 50.3 percent from the field and is just starting to warm up from three. Last game he knocked down four of his six shots from the perimeter. He's averaging 25.7 points on the season and that is weighed down by his four-point performance against the Warriors, a game he was ejected from in the first half.
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Smith is worth watching
The Mavs have the NBA's worst record at 1-10, but do have some entertainment value. At point guard they start ninth overall pick Dennis Smith, Jr. out of North Carolina State and he is a joy to watch.
Smith's numbers so far are decent, he's averaging 13.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. But this kid can absolutely fly. He is probably going to light up the dunk contest in the near future.