Washington Wizards: How to watch, injury report, and prediction

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Miami Heat Josh Richardson (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Miami Heat Josh Richardson (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards head to South beach to take on their division rivals the Miami Heat.

The Washington Wizards wrap up their three-game road trip Saturday night against the Miami Heat. Both teams are coming losses Friday evening as the Wizards lost to the Orlando Magic and the Heat lost to the Indiana Pacers.

This will be the second matchup between these two division foes this season. The first one ended in a heart breaker as Kelly Olynyk  grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed shot by Dwyane Wade and laid in the go-ahead bucket with 0.2 seconds left.

Both teams have a record below .500 and need to get things churning in the right direction. The Wizards are 15-45 all time against Miami, so the odds are stacked against them once more.

Let’s take a look at the game details below.

Game Info

Game: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat

When: Friday, November 10

Where: American Airlines Arena

TV: NBC Sports WashingtonFubo TV

Tip-Off Time: 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Injury Report

Wizards: None

Heat: Goran Dragic (Knee-Questionable), James Johnson (Sports Hernia-Out), Dwayne Wade (Personal Reasons-Out), Dion Waiters (Ankle-Out)

Projected Starting Lineup

Wizards: G-John Wall, G-Bradley Beal, F- Otto Porter Jr., F-Markieff Morris, C-Dwight Howard

Heat: G-Goran Dragic, G-Josh Richardson, F-Rodney McGruder, F-Justise Winslow, C-Hassan Whiteside


Washington lost to Orlando 117-108. The Wizards were down by as many as 25 points in the third quarter. In the fourth, they cut the lead to 106-105 making it a one point game with 2:26 left in regulation. However, D.J. Augustin hit a 3-pointer to seal the game for the Magic.

The Wizards are never going to be able to win games with the deficits that they create for themselves. Allowing 63 points in the first half to the Magic is beyond awful.

Scott Brooks finally made some in-game changes by playing small ball and putting Howard on the bench. It worked, but it was too late to make anything happen.

On top of all this, Howard played awful. Nikola Vucevic had his way on the interior as he posted 21 points and 14 rebounds, going 10-16 from the field. Howard looked lazy and weak. The team is going to be forced to play with a smaller lineup if Superman is that soft.

Miami is all-around more talented than Orlando and also have the Wizards number. Until the team learns how to communicate and play defense, they will continue to lose in embarrassing fashion.

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The trend seems to be that Washington will be down by double digits going into halftime, which will allow the Heat to win this game convincingly.

Final Score- MIA-115, WSH-101

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