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Wizards vs. Heat Summer League Preview: Washington goes for a bye in the tournament

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The Washington Wizards are 2-0, and look to finish off their pre-tournament schedule by beating the Miami Heat.

Shabazz Napier (L) was the best player in the NCAA Tournament, but hasn't shined as much during Summer League play so far.
Shabazz Napier (L) was the best player in the NCAA Tournament, but hasn't shined as much during Summer League play so far.
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Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. have played major roles leading the Wizards to a 2-0 record in Summer League. Now, they face the Miami Heat before heading into Summer League Tournament play.

Where and when? 6:30 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Is it on TV? Yes, you can watch the game on Comcast SportsNet with Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier. Or you can watch this online through NBA Summer League Live. ESPN3 will have this online too.

Which notable players are on the Heat's Summer League roster? The Heat's most notable player is Shabazz Napier, the 24th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft last June. Napier was the 2014 NCAA Final Four's Most Outstanding Player after leading UConn to the NCAA Championship.

In addition, James Ennis, the 50th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft is also on the team. Tyler Honeycutt once suited for the Sacramento Kings, and leads the Heat in scoring among players who have played in both of their Vegas Summer League games. The Heat also participated in the Orlando Summer League before coming here.

What's at stake tonight? The Wizards will have a chance to guarantee themselves a bye in the Vegas League's double-elimination tournament by clinching a Top-8 seed. The first round starts tomorrow with the 9th through 24th seeded teams playing each other on Wednesday. So if the Wizards win, they will not have to play until Thursday, July 17. I'm pretty sure that they won't mind an extra day of rest, so don't expect to see them take it easy now.

For more on the tournament's rules, click here.

Who wins? Going with the Wiz with this one.