After beating one of the NBA's worst teams (Philadelphia) on the road, the Wizards return home to take on the title-contender Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are coming off of a tough loss to the Raptors, in a game where they were utterly incapable of stopping Kyle Lowry.
Though the season series currently stands at 1-1, the Wizards come into this came as massive underdogs. The Cavaliers currently sport the fourth-best point differential in the NBA. The last time these two teams met (a blowout win for the Cavs) the Wizards switched every screen involving LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to bait them into inefficient jumpers. It didn't work: Irving, in particular, seemed to thrive off being able to choose his one-on-one match-ups.
The small silver lining for the Washington is that with the addition of Markieff Morris and the return of Alan Anderson, they match up much better with Cleveland defensively. Still, finding a way to put up enough points against the Cavaliers defense is probably going to require heroics from the backcourt, and then some.
When: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
TV/Radio: CSN Washington and 99.1 WNEW
For the Wizards, Gary Neal's status is still uncertain. For the Cleveland, Mo Williams is out with a knee injury.
Most Likely Wizard Killer
J.R. Smith was born for this role. With Mo Williams likely missing the game, he needs to stake his claim to the #WizKiller title.