- $25 for one ticket for upper-level center seating, plus a T-shirt (up to $61 total value)
- $20 for one ticket for upper-level end seating, plus a T-shirt (up to $52.85 total value)
- Available dates: Tuesday, October 6, at 7 p.m. (76ers); Friday, October 9, at 7 p.m. (Knicks); Sunday, October 11, at 6 p.m. (Bauru Basket: Paschoalotto)
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The Scouting Report
A year ago, the Wizards got off to their best start in three decades, eventually riding that momentum all the way to a second-straight appearance in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Equipped with that playoff experience, the Wizards dribble into the 2015–16 campaign as a potential contender for the league title. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have arguably the most talented back court in basketball. John Wall and Bradley Beal once again headline a deep roster that includes center Marcin Gortat and newcomers Jared Dudley and Gary Neal.
In early October, the Wizards tip off the new year with a trio of preseason matchups, including an October 11 showdown with Brazil’s Bauru Basket. The Wizards host all three games at the Verizon Center, where they have the advantage of a hearing a cheering crowd and knowing under which floorboards the extra sports drinks are stashed.
Although the Washington Wizards have changed monikers four times since their founding—they’ve previously played under the banner of the Packers, Zephyrs, and Bullets, the latter of which took home the 1978 NBA World Championship—the franchise has conjured slam dunks in Washington for more than three decades. Several former players have been named among the league's 50 greatest, leaving a mark on the NBA as indelible as the fake beard superglued to Merlin's face. Today, throngs of up to 22,000 fans gather at the Verizon Center to cheer on the team swathed in their iconic red, white, and blue uniforms.