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San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on NBATV. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the second and final matchup between the two teams. The Spurs beat the Wizards 101-92 on January 3rd. Cory Joseph led the Spurs with 19 points.

How will the Spurs fare against the Wizards? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 23-15 overall and 10-9 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 108-93 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Austin Daye led the Spurs with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards are 25-12 overall and 16-4 at home. They are coming off an ugly 120-89 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. John Wall led the Wizards with 15 points and 8 assists.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Manu Ginobili – Manu Ginobili is questionable as he is suffering with back spasms.

Kawhi LeonardKawhi Leonard is out with a bruise on his right hand.

Marco BelinelliMarco Belinelli is questionable with a left groin injury.

Washington Wizards

No significant injuries.

Players to Watch For Washington Wizards

John Wall– John Wall is turning into an elite point guard. Wall is averaging 17.1 points, 10.3 assists and 2.1 steals. Now that he has improved his mid-range jumper, he is one of the more complete guards in the league.

Bradley BealBradley Beal is the backcourt mate of Wall. Beal has the skill set to be a star player, as he can shoot, pass and defend well. He is averaging 15.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists. One of Beal’s biggest problems, is that he is inconsistent. In the 28 games Beal has played, he has scored 10 points or less in eight of them.

Nene HilarioNene Hilario has a history of injuries, but when he is healthy he is a terrific player. He has the size and athleticism to play the power forward spot or center. He is averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds.

Prediction

97. 29. 95. 142.

This game will certainly come down to the last seconds, but the Spurs will close the game. Having a healthier Tony Parker will be huge as he can at least match some of Wall’s scoring output.

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