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Wizards vs. Knicks preview: The preseason is finally over

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Washington will close out its preseason in New York, and not a moment too soon.

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The Wizards and the Knicks enter Wednesday's game coming off of poor performances on Monday night. The Knicks allowed 120 points to the Milwaukee Bucks in losing at home by 13 points. For the Wizards, the offense again was the problem, as they failed to get going until late in their loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Both teams have minor injuries to a number of players and will likely be at less than full strength tonight.

Where and When

Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m.ET. It will not be televised locally in the D.C. area, but it will be available in New York on the MSG Network. Find the game as you wish, but please don't post any links to illegal streams in the comments. The radio broadcast will be carried on WNEW 99.1 FM and WFED 1500 AM.

Just make it stop

Can we end the preseason already? After seeing several key players get hurt, a couple suspended for the home opener and a few other injury scares, I'd be happy if we could skip tonight and move onto the regular season. With news that Kris Humphries may be back for the home opener and Bradley Beal is out of his cast, I just want everyone to get the maximum chance to rest and get ready for the grind of an 82 game regular season. Does Randy Wittman really know if a John Lucas/Xavier Silas/Rasual Butler/Damion James/Kevin Seraphin lineup won't work without trying it for 48 minutes straight?

John Wall's back?

The man who was rated the No. 18 player by ESPN's NBA rank is ready return to the lineup, assuming he's allowed to actually play. Wall pronounced himself pain free after sitting out Monday's game with knee soreness. But Wittman was more circumspect on the prospects of Wall playing in his remarks after Tuesday's practice:

We'll see. Again, it makes no sense if he's got some soreness and tendinitis, but he felt pain free today and we'll see how he feels afterwards and when he wakes up in the morning.

Don't expect a lot of scoring

The Wizards (89.6 points per game) and the Knicks (89.8 points per game) have been the two worst scoring teams in the preseason. Washington has allowed the second-fewest points in preseason and the Knicks have allowed the sixth-fewest. Whether that is pacing or good defense, it would seem like we are in for a low-scoring affair.