clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wizards vs. Heat preview: Washington goes for a home sweep of Miami on Sunday evening

The Washington Wizards are back in action to finish the weekend on Sunday. Let’s get a second win, shall we!

NBA: Washington Wizards at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Washington goes for back-to-back wins against Southeastern Division foes when the Miami Heat head to town on Sunday evening.

Game Info

When: Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Ish Smith (Day-to-Day, Hamstring), John Wall (Achilles, Out)

Heat: Meyers Leonard (Out, Ankle), Kyle Alexander (Game-Time-Decision, Knee), Tyler Herro (Out, Foot), Jae Crowder (Game-Time-Decision, Head)

Pregame notes

Washington will look to bottle up some of their home court magic

The last time these two teams got together at Capital One Arena, it was pure magic for the Wizards. Ian Mahinmi (25 points), Garrison Matthews (28 points), and Jordan McRae (29 points) all had career nights as the trio combined for 82 points en route to a surprising 123-105 victory over the Miami Heat on December 30th.

However, a few things have changed since that game. Ian Mahinmi is out of the rotation in favor of some of the younger players, Matthews is back in the G-League and McRae was traded away prior to the deadline - oh, and Bradley Beal didn’t play in that game.

We know what we’re getting from guys like Beal and Davis Bertans, but if the Wizards are going to knock off the Heat again, they’ll likely need one or two more guys to step up.

Bradley Beal looks to continue his hot streak

Bradley Beal has turned into Mr. Consistent for the Wizards. Brad has scored at least 25 points in 21 straight games and has averaged 37.7 points per game since the All-Star break. The Wizards will need Beal to turn in another outstanding performance if they’re going to start this mini home stretch off with back-to-back wins.