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Wizards vs. Cavaliers preview: Washington looks to extend winning streak with Cleveland in town

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Wednesday, November 14 at 7 pm Eastern Time
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: None

Cavaliers: Kevin Love (Out, Foot), Sam Dekker (Out, Ankle), George Hill (Out, Shoulder), Cedi Osman (Day-to-Day, Back), Kyle Korver (Day-to-Day, Foot), J.R. Smith (Day-to-Day, Illness)

What to Watch For


Everything is finally starting to click for the Wizards. They’ve won two in a row, the bench is starting to produce, and they can make up some ground in the East during this five-game homestand. The only thing that could upend the good times now would be losing to the team with the worst record in the league at home.

They’ve done it before. Last season, the Wizards lost a November home game to the Phoenix Suns who had already fired their coach en route to the league’s worst record. Even though the Wizards haven’t been quite as good as last season, you could argue losing this year’s Cavaliers would be worse than losing to last year’s Suns.

The Cavaliers are in shambles this year thanks to Tyronn Lue’s dismissal, Kevin Love and George Hill’s injuries, and the odd mishmash of players they have as they try to transition out of the LeBron Era into whatever is next for the franchise. Still, the Cavaliers have to have this one circled on the calendar because the schedule gets rough after this one. They’ll face the Pistons, Lakers, 76ers, and Rockets in their next four after Wednesday’s game.

A random moment in Wizards - Cavaliers history: Jeff Green dunks on Ian Mahinmi

It’s fine. They’re teammates now.