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Today's Wake-Up Call looks at how Monday's win over the New Orleans Pelicans drew high local ratings. Plus, the Wizards look to get on another winning streak tonight as the struggling New York Knicks come to D.C. ahead of another tough stretch in the schedule.

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1. Comcast gets highest local TV rating for Wizards game in four years

There were higher-quality opponents that the Wizards played against during their recent five-game swing out west, but Monday's game versus the New Orleans Pelicans earned Comcast its highest rating for a Wizards game since a December 14, 2010 matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers.

After our plea's for those within the DMV community to start giving Washington's basketball team some love, it's nice to see it starting to show.

2. Andre Miller showing age ain't nothing but a number

Being the oldest player to play in the NBA this season, and displaying arguably the slowest, most methodical game, Andre Miller's age gets magnified by being the backup to one of the most explosive players in the league. That has never seemed to bother Miller, but with a little nudging from his teammates and coaches he is showing that when he plays aggressive he is tough to stop -- despite his lack of speed.

3. Wizards learned from west coast trip

The Wizards weren't able to come away with a record above .500 during their recent west coast swing, something Wall wanted this team to do. But the NBA schedule makers served the lowly Knicks on a platter tonight before another grueling stretch returns beginning Friday against the Chicago Bulls. This time, the Wizards are better prepared to show that they can not only compete, but win, against top competition.

4. Wizards vs. Knicks tonight

Following a Christmas Day beatdown in their previous meeting, the Wizards (22-11) will look to add another victory to their record against the Knicks (5-32) tonight in D.C. So long as Washington plays the game with pace and moves the ball without getting complacent, they should accomplish this feat.

Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center. You can watch on Comcast SportsNet+ or listen on 99.1 WNEW.