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Wizards vs. 76ers Game 3 preview: Washington hosts game with 10,000 fans Saturday night

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The Wizards’ playoff series heads home for Memorial Day Weekend.

Washington Wizards v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Two
The Washington Wizards are back in action tomorrow night with fans.
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Washington Wizards are hosting a playoff game with fans tomorrow night, so here’s the preview.

Game Info

When: Saturday, May 29 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington locally, ESPN nationally

How to listen: 1500 AM and the Wizards app locally, SiriusXM nationally

Injury Report

Wizards: Deni Avdija (Ankle, Out), Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out), Russell Westbrook (Ankle, Day-to-Day)

76ers: Seth Curry (Ankle, Day-to-Day)

What to watch for

The Washington Wizards will host a game with about 10,000 fans tomorrow, the most Capital One Arena has hosted since the pandemic. That alone is the biggest story in my opinion. I’m also wondering if Wizards fans are still going to be reluctant to go to the game because of the usual pre-pandemic reasons, like .... the fact that they are 0-2 in this playoff series. This is one of the more fickle NBA fanbases in the country, though if you’re a regular commenter, you stick through it all, thick and mostly thin.

On the hoops front, I’m hoping for a bounceback game from Davis Bertans who was scoreless in Game 2 despite playing 24 minutes. His performance last game was pathetic to say the least. Next, I’m hoping to see Russell Westbrook back on the court despite an ankle injury. With a crowd that’s going to be friendly to him Saturday night, hopefully he bounces back, gets a triple double and helps Washington get one victory in this series. That’s all I need to be happy when I look at this series in a vacuum.