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Wizards vs. Bucks preview: Washington hosts Bucks in biggest preseason challenge yet

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We could have a showdown between Bradley Beal and NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo.

NBA: Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards take on their biggest pre-season challenge so far in NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Game Info

When: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

How to watch: NBATV, NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Troy Brown Jr. (calf, out), Isaiah Thomas (thumb, out), C.J. Miles (questionable, foot), Ian Mahinmi (Achilles, out)

Bucks: Eric Bledsoe (ribs, day-to-day), D.J. Wilson (hamstring, day-to-day)

What To Watch

Will Moritz Wagner continue to shine?

The young center has emerged as an early preseason MVP for the Wizards, averaging 18.3 points per game while shooting 58% overall and 36% from three. But the Bucks, even in the preseason, will present a new level of challenge on both ends of the floor.

Are the Bucks ready to wear the crown in the East?

Milwaukee dominated the 2018-2019 regular season before falling to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals. With the Raptors weakened, there is no excuse for them to be anything less than Eastern Conference champs this year. One should never read too much into preseason, but if the Bucks look anything less than out for blood their fans should worry.