For the second consecutive year, the Wizards are heading to Charm City for a preseason exhibition. Next up? The New Orleans Pelicans.
What time is the game and will it be on TV? 7 p.m. You can watch it on CSN. The game can be heard on the radio dial on WNEW 99.1 FM.
Who is injured? For the Wizards, Bradley Beal and Kris Humphries will definitely be out. Glen Rice Jr. was in practice on Sunday, while Paul Pierce sat out due to a knee bruise he suffered Friday against the Hornets. For the Pelicans, Eric Gordon had a back injury but should play tonight.
What are the keys for the Wizards in this game? At this point, the main goal is to play consistently on offense, in particular over the next several weeks with Bradley Beal out due to a wrist fracture. In Ryan's Sunday wake-up call, Randy Wittman was also concerned with the lack of ball movement while on offense. Nick elaborated further today that the Wizards aren't looking like the elite corner three point shooting team that they were over the past couple seasons. This is another area where they should try to find some way to compensate for it.
Last, but not least, All-Star big man Anthony Davis plays for the Pelicans. He is one of the game's rising stars, and is ranked as the #6 player in Sports Illustrated's and the #4 player in SLAM's NBA player rankings respectively.
Who wins? The result doesn't matter much to me to be honest since it is preseason. But seeing the Wizards play better offense in general is the bigger goal.