We must protect this house! (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Tonight against the New Orleans Hornets, Bradley Beal will be sidelined with a sprained left ankle for the sixth straight game. Backcourt mate A.J. Price is also inactive with a sore right groin that kept him out of Wednesday’s 106-93 win against Milwaukee.

Though the Wizards are the home team tonight, there’s plenty of D.C. blood on the visiting Hornets squad. Head coach Monty Williams starred at Potomac High (Md.), former Wizard Roger Mason Jr. was an All-Met player at Good Counsel and point guard Greivis Vasquez earned All-Met honors at Montrose Christian before starring at Maryland.

Tipoff: 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM)