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Wizards vs. Spurs preview: Washington looks to beat the San Antonio for the first time this season

NBA: Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Friday, April 5 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Jabari Parker (Out, Knee) John Wall (Out, Heel), Dwight Howard (Out, Back), Trevor Ariza (Out, Groin)

Spurs: Marco Belinelli (Questionable, Hip), Dejounte Murray (Out, Knee), Ben Moore (Out)

What to Watch for

Wizards have not beat the Spurs this season

The last time both teams met was in January, when the Wizards lost 132-119 in San Antonio. That game, the Wizards had an impressive 43 points in the second quarter but ending up blowing it after the halftime. It won’t be easy to secure a win against this playoff-bound team but they might as well try, right?

Portis and Bryant are bringing energy that is needed right now

Although the Wizards couldn’t pull off the win on Wednesday night, Portis and Bryant gave the Wizards the spark they needed. Portis dropped 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Bryant scored 20 points for the second consecutive game. He added 12 rebounds. Hopefully, they continue playing aggressively in their last three games.

The season is almost over

The lack of effort at the beginning of the last game against Chicago was so obvious it was a bit absurd. Keeping Beal out in the second and fourth quarter didn’t help things. It will be the second to last time the Wizards play at home so hopefully they will compete from tip-off.

A random moment in Wizards – Spurs history: Beal hits game-winning three-pointer against San Antonio in 2015.