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Wizards vs. Knicks preview: Washington looks to get home win after long road trip

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Let’s get another win in the books!

Washington Wizards v New York Knicks
Gary Payton II will look to get another big performance on Saturday night for the Washington Wizards as they play the Knicks tomorrow.
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The Washington Wizards play the New York Knicks on Saturday night at home after a poor 1-3 road trip around the Christmas holiday. Here’s a preview for what’s in store.

Game Info

When: Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington PLUS

Injury Report

Wizards: C.J. Miles (Wrist, Out), Thomas Bryant (Foot, Out), Rui Hachimura (Groin, Out), Moritz Wagner (Ankle, Day-to-Day), John Wall (Achilles, Out), Davis Bertans (Quad, Out), Davis Bertans (Leg, Out), Bradley Beal, (Leg, Day-to-Day)

Knicks: Dennis Smith Jr. (Oblique, Out), Wayne Ellington (Achilles, Day-to-Day), Reggie Bullock (Back, Out), Mitchell Robinson (Toe, Day-to-Day)

What to watch for

The Wizards have lost a lot of games lately, but their last win came against the Knicks last Sunday. Gary Payton II, in his Washington debut had a double double.

Though this win was a statement for Washington given their injury woes, they still were losing by double digits last Sunday and were doing what they could to “throw the game away” in the closing minutes. Hopefully, the Wizards can start strong and get a more solid victory tomorrow, whether Bradley Beal is able to play since he also has a nagging leg injury.