The Wizards prepare to take on San Antonio Spurs Friday night.
On the court, the Wizards continue life without All-Star point guard John Wall, done for the season with a heel injury. However, Beal has stepped up to the plate becoming the 21st player in NBA history to score 4,000 points, grad 400 rebounds, and dish out 400 assists in a season.
The Spurs, meanwhile, are competing for position at the bottom of the West, looking to avoid a first round matchup with the Warriors. The Spurs have the league’s seventh-best offense at 111.9 points per 100 possessions, the fourth-best assist-to-turnover ratio (2.02), and arguably one of the greatest coaches in NBA history.
Both teams are coming off of a lost. The Wizards fell short in a close match up to the Bulls (115-114) and the Spurs lost to the Nuggets (113-85).
The Wizards face the Spurs on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Capital One Arena and will be braodcast on NBC Sports Washington.
WIZARDS vs. SPURS PRESEASON HOW TO WATCH
What: San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards, 2018-19 NBA Regular Season Game
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Spurs at Wizards game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder).
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Spurs on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs. SPURS TV SCHEDULE
6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders
6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Spurs at Wizards (Regular broadcast on NBC Sports Washington, Predict the Game broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus)
9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders
WIZARDS vs. SPURS INJURY REPORT:
Wizards: Dwight Howard (Out, aggravated gluteal soreness), John Wall (Out, left Achilles tendon tear), Trevor Ariza (Out, left groin strain), Devin Robinson (Questionable, left hip strain), Jabari Parker (Out, left knee sprain)
Spurs: Dejounte Murray (Out, right ACL tear)
WIZARDS vs. SPURS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bradley Beal, SG, Wizards (25.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.5 apg): Beal has assumed alpha status for Washington with John Wall out for the year, and he has stepped up big-time, averaging just nearly 25 points per contest in the last few games. Beal has also recently became the 21st player in NBA history to score 4,000 points, grab 400 rebounds, and dish out 400 assists in a season. Beal is determined to reach 26 points per game.
Bobby Portis, PF, Wizards (14.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.4 apg): Portis dominated in Wednesday’s game against the Bulls dropping 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist. He reached his career-high 13th double-double in only 24 minutes. Although he remains inconsistent, he is definitely going to be a key factor against the Spurs.
DeMar DeRozan, SG, Spurs (21.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 6.2 apg): DeRozan's aggressive offense has definitely been carrying the Spurs throughout the season. In the Spurs game against the Hawks DeRozan had 29 points. For the Wizards, they will need to focus shutting down DeRozan early in the game.
WIZARDS vs. SPURS SERIES HISTORY (Search Google for Team vs. team history)
Number of all-time Meetings: 105 games (13 playoff games)
Regular Season Record: Wizards lead 59-33
Playoff Record: Wizards lead 8-5
Last Meeting: Spurs win 132-119 (Jan 27, 2019)
Last 10: Spurs lead 7-3
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