After failing to secure another road victory on Wednesday night at Indiana, the Washington Wizards will return home tonight in front of a lively Verizon Center crowd. They’ll have a chance to regain the series lead, but after Roy Hibbert‘s bounce back performance in Game 2, they’ll certainly have their hands full. Here’s how you can catch the game.
Date: Monday, May 9th
Start Time: 8:00pm ET
Venue: Verizon Center
Location: Washington D.C.
Series Lead: Wizards lost Game 2, series is tied 1-1
Game 3 Preview: Here
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN/ESPN3
John Wall didn’t play particularly well in Game 2, but with that said, I’m sure he’ll feed off the crowd tonight. He made just 2 of his 13 shot attempts on Wednesday, and though the Wizards won’t rely on his scoring as much as they did during the regular season, he has to get himself involved when the rest of the team is struggling. When Trevor Ariza isn’t knocking down shots, and when Marcin Gortat is struggling against Hibbert, Wall has to find a way to score the ball at the basket. I’ll be interested to see how he responds tonight at home.
Washington now has home court advantage since they took one game away from the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but they didn’t do a great job at taking care of their home court during the season. Tonight could be considered a “must win” for the Wizards since they certainly don’t want to find themselves down 2-1 at home.