Game On: Wizards-Knicks preview

Game On: Wizards-Knicks preview
November 23, 2013, 11:30 am
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Wittman: "It's not about who had a good game"

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) reacts against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Wizards 96-88.

(Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Washington (4-8) is playing its fourth game in five days, but at least it'll be at home. A victory would cap their most difficult stretch of the season with three wins in four games. 

TV: CSN, 7 p.m. ET at Verizon Center. Radio: 1500 AM.

Last game: Lost at the Toronto Raptors 96-88 on Friday; New York (3-8) lost to the Indiana Pacers 103-96 in overtime on Wednesday.

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Projected starting lineups: Wizards –- PG John Wall, SG Bradley Beal, SF Martell Webster, PF Nene, C Marcin Gortat. Knicks –- PG Beno Udrih, SG Iman Shumpert, SF Carmelo Anthony, PF Kenyon Martin, C Andrea Bargnani.

Entry passes: 1) Are legs tired? Perimeter shots from Beal and Webster mostly were short in Toronto. 2). Can the bench produce points? They contributed less than 11 per game since Webster moved into the starting lineup. 3). Will Wall go back to being pass-first? He exploded for 37 points out of necessity because his shooters weren't getting it done. 4). Who will draw the assignment on Anthony, who usually has his way with the Wizards? 5). What has happened to Gortat's mid-range shot?

[MUST-SEE VIDEO: John Wall goes behind-the-back for a layup]

X-factors: Trevor Ariza (strained right hamstring) isn't expected to play and neither is Al Harrington (sore right knee). 

Around the bend: The Wizards likely will be off Sunday after having played four games in five days. They'll probably practice at Verizon Center on Monday before Tuesday's home game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers (CSN, 7 p.m. ET).