After a Friday night tilt with the Warriors, the Wizards will turn around one night later to take on the second-best team in the Western Conference in the Suns Saturday.
The Suns have been one of the biggest turnarounds in the NBA from a season ago and most of that could be credited to the addition of Chris Paul.
Washington will have its hands full in this game and will need to bring one of their best efforts to come away with a win. If they don't bring it, the game could get ugly.
Here's how to watch.
WIZARDS vs SUNS HOW TO WATCH
What: NBA regular-season game No. 52
Who: Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns
Where: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 10:00 p.m.
TV Channel: Wizards vs. Suns will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Suns on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs SUNS TV SCHEDULE
8:30 pm: Washington Football Today
9:00 pm: Wizards Pregame Live
10:00 pm: NBA: Wizards vs Suns (LIVE)
12:30 am: Wizards Postgame Live
WIZARDS vs SUNS WHAT TO WATCH
The Suns, as many Chris Paul-led teams have done in the past, like to slow things down and dictate the game on their terms. The Wizards are at their best when they play fast, so they'll have to continuously look for ways to push the pace off misses and turnovers to make the Suns play in a setting they don't want to.
Another key to watch for the Suns will be whoever Phoenix assigns to Mikal Bridges on defensive end. Bridges has become one of the better wing defenders in the NBA, his wingspan goes on forever and is able to swallow dribble-drivers with ease. If it's Beal, who's still playing with some hip pain, there's a chance he'll have to work incredibly hard for every bucket.
WIZARDS vs SUNS PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Robin Lopez, C, Wizards (8.7 ppg, 4.1 rbg, 0.6 bpg): One of the more entertaining developments for the Wizards lately has been Robin Lopez's deadly ice cream scoop hook shot. It's gotten to the point where you're shocked when he misses it, and it's resulted in a few big scoring nights for him as of late.
Devin Booker, SG, Suns (26 ppg, 4.4 apg, 4.1 rpg): Chris Paul may be the centerpiece of the Suns' identity, but Booker is the scoring punch that makes life so much easier for a player like Paul. He's widely considered one of the best shooting guards in the NBA along with Beal and it'll be interesting to see how the two players go after each other on the floor Saturday night.