When: Friday, March 8 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Spectrum Center
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus
Wizards: John Wall (Out, Heel), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)
What to Watch for
Can Jabari Parker keep his momentum?
Parker’s shooting (10-of-11 from the field) was impressive on Wednesday night’s win against Dallas. He played 29 minutes, scoring 20 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. In their win against Minnesota on Sunday, Parker dropped a cool 20 points. He’s looking comfortable and confident.
Keep that same energy Bradley Beal
It was just another night at the office for Beal last game. Beal put in work as usual and ended the night with 30 points. He also had 8 assists and 7 rebounds. If anything, Beal has showed us this season that he doesn’t get tired.
In case you missed it or just want to re-watch his dunk on the Salah Mejri, do yourself a favor and press play.
Also, last time the Hornets and Wizards played each other, Beal dropped 46 points.
Wizards are even with the Hornets this season
Washington beat Charlotte by 4 points in December and lost to them by 13 in February. The Wizards will need to contain Kemba Walker, who is leading his team in points, assists, and steals to come out on top here. The Hornets guard is averaging 25.1 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. No one on the Hornets has been as consistent as Walker, but that doesn’t mean Frank Kaminsky, Jeremy Lamb, or Tony Parker can’t sneak in a big scoring night.
Overall, the Wizards have a good thing going for them right now with two consecutive wins while the Hornets have lost their last two games.