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Wizards vs. Spurs preview: Washington looks for win after Spurs' visit to White House

After being throttled by the Hawks on Sunday afternoon, the Wizards are looking to get back on the right track against the defending champs.

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Simply put, Sunday afternoon was ugly. The Atlanta Hawks showed once again that their surge to the top of the Eastern Conference is no fluke, as they beat the Wizards 120-89.

Tonight, the Wizards have to try and put the pieces back together against the team that taught the Hawks everything they know: The San Antonio Spurs.

When and where? The Wizards host the Spurs tonight at the Verizon Center. You can watch the game at 7 p.m. on CSN Washington, or on NBA TV, or join the #radioparty on 99.1 WNEW.

Who's out? The Wizards will have their full complement of players tonight. The Spurs are without Kawhi Leonard. Manu Ginobili is probable for tonight's game and Marco Bellinelli is questionable.

Are they good? Yes. Maybe not as good as last year, but they're still pretty good.

Does Tim Duncan ever wear a tie? No.

What happened that last time these two played? The Wizards gave the Spurs a good run in San Antonio, but the Spurs were able to hold Washington off as they picked up a 101-92 win. Cory Joseph had 18 points, and the Spurs casually did this to demoralize the Wizards and put the game away BECAUSE THE SPURS HATE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Who's going to win? Past history says the Spurs should pull this one out. They're 26-3 against the Wizards since 2000. But after Sunday's beatdown, the Wizards will want to make a strong statement tonight. Wizards by 2, because why not?