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Wizards vs. Kings Summer League Preview: Washington faces a tough test in semifinals

The Washington Wizards (5-0) will face the Sacramento Kings (4-1) on Sunday night in the Vegas Summer League Semifinals.

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The Wizards are giving themselves good buzz during NBA Summer League. And after Glen Rice Jr.'s 36 point performance Saturday, his name trended on Twitter:

Today, Washington will put its undefeated record on the line once again, as they face off against the Sacramento Kings in the Vegas League semifinals.

Here's a quick preview:

Where and when? Approximately 8 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Is it on TV? NBA TV will have the game on nationally. Hopefully, it's also on locally, because it wasn't yesterday due to blackout restrictions. Otherwise, it's available online through NBA Summer League Live for a fee.

Which notable players are on the Kings' roster? The Kings have their first round draft pick, Nik Stauskas on the roster. Ben McLemore, Ray McCallum, and Quincy Acy played on the 2013-14 team. Derrick Williams also suited up and played in their first three games, but he has sat out since then.

In addition, MarShon Brooks has spent time on the Celtics, Warriors, and Lakers as well. In short, this roster has a number of players who spent time on NBA teams, so it should be a tough test for the Wizards, especially when Rice and Otto Porter are resting.

What's at stake? The winner goes to the Vegas Summer League Championship against the winner of the Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets game. That game is on at 6 p.m. ET, and also on NBA TV or NBA Summer League Live.

Did the Kings share common opponents with the Wizards during Summer League? The Kings faced off against the Spurs in their first game and lost 85-69. Since then, they have gotten better. In fact each of their last three victories have been by double digits.

Who wins? If the Wizards can play like they did since Sam Cassell's first timeout in the second quarter against the Spurs, we will see them play on Monday.