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