The Washington Wizards are playing the Golden State Warriors tomorrow morning (or this evening, depending on where you are) in the first game of the preseason. Here’s the preview.
Gametime: 6 a.m. ET ( 7 p.m. in Japanese time) on Friday, Sept. 30
Where: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
TV: NBC Sports Washington, NBA TV
Injuries: For the Wizards, Bradley Beal (Wrist, day to day); Deni Avdija (Groin, day to day). For the Warriors, none.
What to look for
The NBA is finally here! And the Wizards are taking their team off to Japan for a two game series against the reigning champions. This game will be a test for Washington, who is looking to make a return to the postseason next spring.
In addition, the game also gives Rui Hachimura a homecoming of sorts with his home country. As the biggest men’s basketball star from Japan, expect the crowds to be pretty pro-Wizards in both contests.