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Wizards vs. Pacers preview: Washington hosts first post All-Star Break game

The Wizards hope to snap a three-game losing streak as well.

Los Angeles Clippers v Indiana Pacers
Bojan Bogdanovic is having a stellar 2018-19 season.
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Wizards host the Pacers on Saturday in the second night of a back-to-back. They hope to avoid a four-game losing streak.

Game Info

When: Saturday, February 23 at 7 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: John Wall (Out, Heel), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)

Pacers: Myles Turner (Out, Hip), Victor Oladipo (Out, Knee)

What to Watch for

The reserves need to get back on their game

Since Otto Porter was traded, Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis have played relatively well early on because Washington was playing teams that figured to be in the bottom of the Eastern Conference. But Parker unfortunately was quiet on Friday against the Hornets with just four points on 2-of-8 shooting. The bench scored just 21 points last night and that’s not what you should expect out of a team that should be fully rested at this point.

Watch out for Bojan Bogdanovic

Indy’s starting small forward (and one-time Wizard) has scored 20 points or more in seven of his last nine games. He’s been a gem for the Pacers this season and is averaging a career-high 16.8 points per game this season. Hopefully Trevor Ariza and Parker can keep him in check tonight.

A random moment in Wizards - Pacers history: Trevor Ariza goes 6-for-6 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Indiana