John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Jahlil Okafor, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…
WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS. BROOKLYN NETS
Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 6 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM
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WIZARDS VS. NETS THREE THINGS TO WATCH:
Wall and Beal on Fire:
The Wizards' two best players have been playing like superstars lately as they continue their push for the All-Star Game.
John Wall in his last six games is averaging 25.3 points, 10.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.8 blocks while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 44 percent from three. Bradley Beal in his last six games has put up 28.8 points, 5.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals while shooting 55.2 percent from the field and 39 percent from three.
Wall and Beal both had 30 points in the Wizards' win over the Magic on Friday night. They are both in rhythm at the same time and it has been fun to watch.
Nets Have Wizards' Number:
The Wizards used to dominate the Nets. Before this season, they had won seven straight and 12 of their last 14 going back to 2013.
But this year it has been a much different story, as the Nets have not only won both of their matchups, they handed the Wizards an embarrassing 35-point loss on Dec. 22.
That game was one of the worst losses the Wizards have had in years.
They had every reason to be motivated, having lost to the Nets just 10 days before, yet they couldn't compete with Brooklyn despite having Wall back and their lineup at full health. The Nets can't possibly get them for a third time, can they?
The Wizard can do something on Saturday night that they haven't done all season, sweep a back-to-back set of games.
So far this year they have often been very good in one of the back-to-back games and very bad in the other. They began the year 1-4 in the first games and 4-1 in the second. But they have now won their last two games in the first leg of a back-to-back.
The last time was before this was last week against the Grizzlies before they lost to the Bucks the next night.