2-14 Wizards (32-24) at Knicks (23-35)
TV: 730pm NBC Sports Washington
Last game for Washington: 101-90 at Chicago
- Tomas Satoransky-25 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds
- Otto Porter Jr.-14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists
- Mike Scott-14 points, 5 rebounds
Last game for New York: 108-92 at Philadelphia
- Michael Beasley-22 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists
- Courtney Lee-18 points, 2 rebounds
- Enes Kanter-17 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists
Projected Wizards starters-Satoransky/Morris PF, Porter Jr. SF, Oubre Jr. SF, Gortat C, Beal PG
Projected Knicks starters-Beasley SF, Thomas SF, Hardaway Jr. SF, Kanter C, Jack PG
Washington preview-The Wizards ended there two game losing streak with a convincing win over the hapless Bulls, but it did come at a price. Satoransky did not practice on Monday, as he continues to go through the second round of concussion testing, and is a game time decision for tonight’s game. Also, backup point guard, Tim Frazier, suffered a broken nose in Saturday’s game, and is out indefinitely. Also, Markieff Morris is still a game time decision due to an illness. Washington defeated New York earlier this season, 121-103, as Beal scored 27 and Marcin Gortat scored 21.
New York preview-The Knicks are in total freefall. New York is on a seven game losing streak, and to make matters worse the team, lost forward Kristaps Porzingis for the season with a torn acl. Defensively, the team has given 100 or more points in four consecutive games. Tim Hardaway Jr., will be counted on to provide a scoring punch with Porzingis being out. Hardaway Jr., is leading the Knicks with a 16.2 ppg, although in the last 7 games he is 5-44 from beyond the 3-point line.