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5 Reasons to Attend a Washington Wizards Basketball Game



Capital One Arena plays host to one of the National Basketball Association’s most exciting teams.

The Washington Wizards are one of the hottest tickets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Their fan base is ready for an exciting 2021-22 season, as the Wizards will aim to reach the playoffs for a third straight season. Here are our favorite reasons to check out Wizards hoops at Capital One Arena this season. Make sure to pick up your Wizards gear at the Arena's team store before the game.

01

The Wizards feature one of the most best scorers in the NBA.

Three-time All-Star selection Bradley Beal was drafted by the Wizards in 2012 out of the University of Florida. Since then, the shooting guard has developed into one of the best scorers in the world, averaging nearly 31 points per game across the 2019 and 2020 NBA seasons. Now, with an improved supporting cast that includes point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, small forward Kyle Kuzma and center Montrezl Harrell, Beal can shine brighter than ever under new head coach Wes Unseld, Jr.

02

The team looks to be a contender this year.

After sneaking into the playoffs with a 34-38 record last season, the Wizards have retooled and look totally rejuvenated under their new head coach. With the addition of the players mentioned above, as well as continued excellence from Beal, improved defensive play from 2020 first-round draft pick Deni Avdija, sharp-shooting from fellow new acquisition Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and relentless rim protection from center Daniel Gafford, the Wiz look like legitimate contenders in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Capital One Arena figures to rock this entire season...and potentially well into the postseason.

03

You’ll see alley-oops, no-look passes and three-pointers as you watch exciting NBA action.

With the Wizards already in the thick of the playoff race, every game at Capital One Arena will be must-see for the rest of the season. However, you're allowed to circle the calendar for big rivalry games and when superstars come to town. Some key dates include a Dec. 26 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers; a New Year's Day showdown with the emerging Chicago Bulls; a battle with DC-area native Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 19; a tussle with last year's Western Conference champions, the Phoenix Suns, on Feb. 5 and a clash with LeBron James and the Lakers on March 19. Make sure to check out the full schedule and start snatching up tickets now.

04

Capital One Arena is a great place to see a game.

Recent renovations to Capital One Arena make for an awesome fan experience at a Washington Wizards game. Improvements include fully modernized concourses, a new sound system, new dining concepts and The Connected Fan program, a personalized digital experience that will allow you to order food and beverages and receive special offers during the game.

05

There are plenty of things to do before and after the game.

Capital One Arena is located in Penn Quarter / Chinatown, one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the District. There are dozens of restaurants nearby, as well as the shopping hub that is CityCenterDC. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are housed in the same building across the street, while the National Gallery of Art is a short walk away. Have another night in the city? Check out a play at Ford’s Theatre or Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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