The Wizards and Cavaliers last met on December 1, when the Wizards delivered Cleveland their first (and still only) home loss of the season. Since that game, the Wizards are 8-9, most recently coming off a blowout loss to the Miami Heat.
The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Verizon Center Wednesday night after rolling over the Raptors on Monday. During the Raptors game, Fear the Sword editor David Zavac was kind enough to answer some questions about how the Cavs' season has looked from their perspective, which you can read below. But first, the key info for Wednesday night:
When: 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
Where: The Verizon Center
TV: CSN Washington and Fox Sports Ohio.
Radio: WNEW 99.1 in the DMV, WTAM 1100 / 100.7 WM in Cleveland.
For the Wizards, Bradley Beal, Drew Gooden, and Alan Anderson remain out. Gary Neal, Nene and DeJuan Blair are day-to-day. The Cavaliers are expected to have everyone available.
Q&A with Fear the Sword's David Zavac
Speaking of Kyrie: How’s he looking? Obviously some rust is to be expected after missing that much time, but is he starting to look like himself again? How is the rest of the team adjusting to having him back on the floor?
I expected the Cavs to be an offensive powerhouse this year, but I’m a little surprised at just how good their defense has been (something like 3rd best DRtg in the league, compared to 20th last year). What do you think caused them to make such a big leap on that end of the floor?
The Wizards had some success against the Cavs last month by playing "tiny ball", with Jared Dudley at center and Otto Porter at power forward. At the time, the Cavs didn’t seem to have a good answer. With Nene still hurt, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Wizards use that lineup again. How do you think the Cavs will adjust to counter?