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Wizards vs. Knicks preview: Washington finds their focus points on the way to New York

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After a solid team effort on Tuesday night, the Wizards can find some hope going forward.

NBA: New York Knicks at Washington Wizards Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Wednesday February 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: Madison Square Garden in New York

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Knicks: Mitchell Robinson (Illness, Game-Time Decision); Damyean Dotson (Illness, Game-Time Decision); Maurice Harkless (Illness, Game-Time Decision); Alonzo Trier (Illness, Game-Time Decision)

Wizards: Thomas Bryant (Foot, Out); Anzejs Pasecniks (Hip, Game-Time Decision) John Wall (Achilles, Out)

Pregame Notes

Another game for Washington as they were just home after defeating the Chicago Bulls. This time the Wizards go on the road to New York to face the Knicks. Looking back at Wednesday night’s game, Bradley Beal and company came to play! 30 points from Beal plus 20 from Rui Hachimura and add 15 for Ian Mahinmi and we have a great team effort. Oh and the bench had 43 points, 15 coming from Shabazz Napier!

IF ONLY WASHINGTON COULD PLAY LIKE THIS EVERY NIGHT!

This season would be a different scenario and Washington could then be this potential-driven team. Who doesn’t love potential?! But in order to maintain potential it has to come from both sides of the ball. With a lacking defense from the Wizards, how they can expect to not only beat teams but stop the opposing best player if they allow them to score 100+ as a team and 30+ to their opponents best player?

In this case, the Wizards would need to stop Julius Randle who’s averaging close to 20 points a game as well as a double-double. We can only find out on Wednesday night!