The Washington Wizards will be back in the nation’s capital on Sunday, looking to take a 3-1 series lead against the resilient Chicago Bulls. Washington was unable to control home court on Friday night, and without Nene, they’ll certainly have a tough time securing their first home playoff win since 2008.
Regardless, the Wizards will continue to bring the fight against Chicago and you won’t want to miss it. Here’s how you can catch the game.
Date: Sunday, April 27th
Start Time: 1:00pm ET
Venue: Verizon Center
Location: Washington, D.C.
Series Lead: Wizards lost at home on Sunday, but still lead series 2-1
Game 4 Preview: Here
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: ABC Live Online
Sunday’s game could be considered a ‘must win’, especially since Washington could potentially drop two straight games at home. They’ve struggled to beat Chicago without Nene, but they have had other players step up in his absence during the regular season. John Wall and Bradley Beal will be called upon to take on an even greater role, but Trevor Booker, Drew Gooden and Al Harrington must fill the void at the power forward spot.
Washington can’t afford to go back to Chicago with two straight losses, ultimately losing all the momentum they gained after winning two road games. Virtually all three of the games have been close and I’d expect the same thing in Game 4. Chicago isn’t the most exciting team in the league, but they are gritty. Without Nene, who’s undoubtedly Washington’s most physical player, the Wizards are going to have to find a way to match the Bulls’ intensity.
The winner of Game 4 could potentially go on to win the series and it would be massively disappointing for the Wizards if they end up losing after gaining a 2-0 advantage. Needless to say, Game 4 should be intense.