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Preview: Wizards play Knicks on Friday at MSG

SB Nation logo SB Nation 3 days ago Albert Lee
Davis Bertans, Elfrid Payton are posing for a picture: Davis Bertans and the Wizards are ready for a second game against the Knicks. © Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images Davis Bertans and the Wizards are ready for a second game against the Knicks.

The Wizards are coming off their first win of the NBA preseason and are going for another. On Friday, they will have a second date with the New York Knicks

Game Info

When: Friday October 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Troy Brown Jr. (Calf, Out), Isaiah Thomas (Thumb, Out), C.J. Miles (Questionable, Foot), Ian Mahinmi (Achilles, Out), Admiral Schofield (Hamstring, Questionable), Isaac Bonga (Knee, Questionable)

Knicks: Dennis Smith Jr. (Back, Questionable), Wayne Ellington (Illness, Questionable), Bobby Portis (Ribs, Questionable), Damyean Dotson (Questionable, Shoulder), Reggie Bullock (Back, Out)

What To Watch

The Wizards lost last Monday, 104-99 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Knicks rookie guard RJ Barrett scored 17 points and looked more comfortable than Washington would like. Perhaps Bradley Beal will return to play Friday and get more time to keep Barrett in check.

Moritz Wagner has started his NBA preseason on the right note, scoring 16 points last Monday and 21 on Wednesday against the Guangzhou Loong Lions. Wagner has come off the bench in the Wizards’ previous games so it wouldn’t be crazy to see him start.

Finally, let’s talk about that Marcus Morris flagrant foul on Justin Anderson. He wasn’t suspended by the NBA, but expect to see some tighter officiating when he’s on the floor.


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