When: Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time
Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus
Wizards: Jeff Green (Questionable, Back), Dwight Howard (Out, Back)
Cavaliers: Sam Dekker (Out, Ankle), Kevin Love (Out, Foot), David Nwaba (Out, Knee), J.R. Smith (Out, Personal) and C Ante Zizic (Out, Knee)
What to Watch for
Will Kelly Oubre Jr. continue his solid week?
Oubre Jr. has had an inconsistent season so far but this week, he has produced impressive numbers. On Monday, he put 21 points against the Knicks and followed it up with 19 points against the Hawks. He’s played better on the road than at home so the odds are in his favor against the Cleveland.
Is there more history to be made?
Thank goodness for the stats and info gurus who keep us up to date on the big moments. When both teams met last month, two Wizards players made history. Bradley Beal hit his 900th 3-pointer, making him the youngest person in the NBA to claim that record. He’s 25.
Also, Ian Mahinmi made his first 3-pointer of his NBA career. It only took the Center 556 games. Better late(r) than never, right?
If you missed it, here’s proof:
The more Wizards players in double figures, the better
There were six Wizards players in double figures at the conclusion of Wednesday’s win against the Hawks. When that’s the case, the team is in a better position to secure a win and it takes pressure off of team leaders like Wall and Beal. If there’s another game that Washington could and should deliver, it’s against this very beatable Cleveland squad.
Can Washington keep their momentum?
The Wizards have won nine of their last 14 games and are currently on a three-game win streak. Given how rough the season started, they’re not in the best place as a unit but we do know that it could be worse.
This Cavs team is riddled in injuries and let’s be honest — things haven’t been the same since LeBron James left moved to the West Coast. Washington already blew Cleveland out this season 119-95. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t do it again.
A random moment in Wizards - Cavaliers history: John Wall puts up 28 points and 14 assists.
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