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Wizards vs. Hornets preview: Washington hosts Charlotte for the first time this season

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Saturday, December 29 at 7 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Markieff Morris (Questionable, Back), John Wall (Out, Knee), Otto Porter Jr. (Out, Knee), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)

Hornets: Tony Parker (Out, Rest)

What to Watch for

How will each team’s hectic schedule impact their performance?

Coming into the game, both teams will be playing their third game in four days. The Wizards have the advantage of having both games in this back-to-back at home, while the Hornets are traveling to Washington after playing against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

The Wizards have fared well in the second game of back-to-backs this season, posting a 3-2 record. They’re also 9-6 at home. All of this bodes well for a team looking to get back in the playoff hunt. This is an opportunity for the Wizards to make up ground against the Southeast Division leader.

A random moment in Wizards - Hornets history: John Wall gets a double-double (27 points, 12 assists) in a home win against the Hornets