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Wizards vs. Kings preview: Washington looks to beat Sacramento for the first time this season

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The Washington Wizards continue their road trip on Tuesday to face off against the Sacramento Kings.

Sacramento Kings v Washington Wizards Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

The Washington Wizards (23-37) will face the Sacramento Kings (26-34) for the second time this season. In their first match up back in November, the Kings beat them 113-106.

Game Info

When: Tuesday March 3 at 10 p.m. ET

Where: Golden 1 Center

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: John Wall (Achilles, Out)

Kings: DaQuan Jeffries (day-to-day), Richuan Holmes (Shoulder, Out), Marvin Bagley III (Out, Foot)

Pregame notes

Sacramento has the ability to make big comebacks

If the Kings find themselves down nearly 20 points against the Wizards do not count them out. On Sunday, Sacramento found themselves in an early slump against the Pistons but were able to fight their way back after being down by 17 points. De’Aaron Fox, who is still working through an abdominal injury, gave the Kings a push with 23 points.

Washington was a different team when they last played Sacramento

The Wizards last played the Kings they had Isaiah Thomas, Jordan McRae, CJ Miles, and Justin Robinson on the team. In that November game, Thomas and McRae out up 17 and 12 points respectively. With the roster changes that have happened since and the way this squad has been meshing, the Wizards seem to be in a better position to win that they were a few months ago.

Don’t leave Davis Bertans open!

Even if a defender gives Bertans a little bit of room he will launch the ball. The small forward had a huge game off the bench on Sunday against the Warriors. He put up 29 points, going 8-for-10 from behind the arc.

Bertans have another great night offensively can be the difference-maker for the Wizards.