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

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

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.


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


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: 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)


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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Jeff Green 'would love to come back' to Wizards, add stability to journeyman career


Jeff Green 'would love to come back' to Wizards, add stability to journeyman career

With six different teams in the past five years, Jeff Green has become one of the NBA's most itinerant journeymen.

Including his early-career move from Seattle to Oklahoma City, when the franchise transitioned from the Sonics to the Thunder, Green has played in eight different cities. Among active players, only Ish Smith (10), Marco Bellinelli (nine), Shaun Livingston (nine) and Anthony Tolliver (nine) have played for more teams.

Being in Washington this past season, though, was different. That's because Green is from the area, having grown up nearby in Maryland. He starred at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, then at Georgetown University in Northwest D.C.

At 32 years old (he turns 33 in August), Green does not prefer being a basketball nomad. He would like to stay with the Wizards this summer as he aims for a new contract in free agency.

"I would love to come back," Green said. "Great set of guys on this team. I loved playing with Brad [Beal], John [Wall]."

Green also mentioned playing for head coach Scott Brooks, for whom he played in Seattle and Oklahoma City. Brooks was an assistant on the Sonics staff when Green was a rookie, then took over as head coach in the middle of Green's sophomore season. Green left the Thunder after his third season and, 10 years later, was reunited with Brooks in Washington.

The biggest draw for Green to the Wizards, though, is the fact it is his hometown team. Though playing at home is a drawback for some players, Green found major benefits in being around family and in the town where he played college ball.

"Being in front of family every night was great for me. It allowed me to see my daughters more than a couple of times a year, which was great," he said. 

"Being in a familiar setting from my Georgetown days was great. Being able to go up to Georgetown and watch the guys get better, it was great. [Those are] things I haven’t been able to do since being in the league."

On the court, Green found individual success with the Wizards amid a disappointing season overall. He averaged 12.3 points and 4.0 rebounds while setting a career-high in effective field goal percentage (55.5). 

He did all of that while making the league minimum of $2.4 million. On a Wizards team that was in some ways defined by bloated salaries, Green proved a bargain. 

Hoping to come back to the Wizards was a familiar refrain from impending free agents during the Wizards' media exit interviews. Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker, Thomas Bryant and others all suggested they would like to return. 

But with a new front office leadership structure set to be installed, certainty isn't offered for anyone. For Green, the Wizards' new general manager will need to evaluate whether he was part of their problems. 

While Green probably exceeded expectations this season, he was on the floor when the team struggled to rebound the ball and defend just like his teammates were. The Wizards were 27th in the NBA in defensive rating this season at 112.8, according to NBA.com. Green's defensive rating was 112.6.

The Wizards and Green may ultimately not prove a fit in the eyes of the new GM. If that is the case, Green could move on to play in a new city, the ninth of his career. 


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Former Wizards Mike Scott, Jared Dudley deliver the drama in Sixers-Nets Game 4


Former Wizards Mike Scott, Jared Dudley deliver the drama in Sixers-Nets Game 4

The 76ers-Nets playoff series has been wild from the start, but the trash talk and physical play reached the next level in the Sixers' Game 4 victory Sunday. 

The contest featured two ejections as well as a game-deciding shot with 19.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. In the middle of it all? None other than Jared Dudley and Mike Scott, who played for the Wizards in 2015-16 and 2017-18, respectively. 

Tensions between Dudley and the Sixers had been simmering since he slammed Ben Simmons in the media after Game 1.

With 7:42 left in the third quarter Saturday, Joel Embiid committed a flagrant foul on Jarrett Allen under the basket. An incensed Dudley shoved Embiid, prompting Jimmy Butler to push Dudley away.

When Simmons to try to separate the two, he and Dudley got tangled up and tumbled into the front-row seats. Both Dudley and Butler were ejected on the spot. 

The Nets held a 67-61 advantage when Dudley and Butler were tossed, but that lead dwindled to one point with under a minute left to go. 

Brooklyn made the mistake of leaving Scott open in the corner, where Embiid set him up for a go-ahead three-pointer with 19.7 seconds remaining.

A pair of Tobias Harris free throws sealed the Sixers' 112-108 win, putting them up 3-1 in the series. Scott and company can finish off Dudley's squad in Game 5 on Tuesday. 

In the meantime, listen as Scott goes 1-on-1 with Chris Miller in the latest Wizards Talk Podcast.