When: Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. ET
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
TV: NBA TV, NBC Sports Washington
Win probability: Washington has a 71 percent chance of winning according to Kevin Broom’s Win Predictor and an 81 percent chance according to FiveThirtyEight.
Wizards: John Wall (Out, Knee)
Knicks: Joakim Noah (Out, Sabbatical), Ron Baker (Out, Shoulder), Kristaps Porzingis (Out, Knee), Lance Thomas (Questionable, Personal)
What to Watch for
Can the Wizards get Tomas Satoransky scoring again?
The Wizards don’t need Satoransky to do much as a scorer to be successful, but they need more than they’ve gotten from him the past two games. He was held scoreless against the Spurs on Wednesday and only scored 7 points in their loss to the Nuggets on Friday.
A big part of the issue is shooting around the rim. He’s shooting over 57 percent on shots in the paint this season, but didn’t have the touch in the last two games. His floaters haven’t been falling, and he was blocked four times in the last two games after only being blocked 16 times all season.
It will be interesting to see if the trend continues here, especially with the blocked shots. If it does, it could be a sign teams are adjusting to his style and forcing him into more challenging shots.
A random moment in Wizards - Knicks history: Washington wins the 1978 title
Okay, so this doesn’t involve the Knicks directly, but Washington is honoring the 1978 title team during the game, so let’s relive the final moments of their Game 7 win over the Sonics.