Washington Wizards: Wizards look to continue win streak vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Cleveland J.R. Smith (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal and Cleveland J.R. Smith (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards take on a struggling 2-11 Cleveland Cavaliers team Wednesday night at the Capital One Arena.

There is only a handful of teams that have proven to be more dysfunctional than the Washington Wizards this season and the Cleveland Cavaliers are one of them. This will be the second game in the five game homestead for the Wizards.

Washington is coming off their second consecutive victory as they beat the Orlando Magic 117-109. John Wall had another impressive outing with 25 points and 10 assists. Bradley Beal contributed 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.

It’s hard to list what’s been going right for the Cavaliers this season. They’ve won two games, fired Tyronn Lue, and lost Kevin Love to injury. Collin Sexton is slowly improving and taking his game to the next level. Currently he’s averaging around 11.7 PPG and 2.2 APG. The remainder of their season should be focused on the development of Sexton.

Scott Brooks should have no problem conjuring a game plan to help the Wizards continue their winning streak.

Let’s take a look at the game details below.

Game Info

Game: Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

When: Wednesday, November 14

Where: Capital One Arena

TV: NBC Sports WashingtonFubo TV

Tip-Off Time: 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Injury Report

Wizards: None

Cavaliers: Kevin Love (Left Foot Surgery-Out), George Hill (Right Shoulder-Questionable), Cedi Osman (Back-Questionable), Sam Dekker (Ankle-Questionable)

Projected Starting Lineup

Wizards: G-John Wall, G-Bradley Beal, F- Otto Porter Jr., F-Markieff Morris, C-Dwight Howard

Cavaliers: G-Collin Sexton, G-David Nwaba, F-Rodney Hood, F-Larry Nance Jr., C-Tristan Thompson


This should be an easy game for the Wizards. The only thing that the Cavs have proven this season is that they are bound to receive the No.1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Yes, they got their second win of the season against the Charlotte Hornets last night, but John Wall and Bradley Beal will be to much for the Cavs roster to handle or contain. The All-Star backcourt should easily each drop 20 plus points Wednesday evening.

On top of this, Dwight Howard should have his way on the interior. With Kevin Love out, the team doesn’t have much firepower on the inside. Tristan Thompson will bring a defensive presence, but offensively won’t cause any concern for the Wizards.

Cleveland’s roster is constructed with a bunch of role players. J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, Rodney Hood, are all positional players that serve a specific purpose. The same goes for the rest of the players on the Cavs team.

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Expect more losses to head Cleveland’s way and a fire sale to happen sooner rather than later. Washington takes this one in convincing fashion. Normally, I would anticipate the Wizards playing down to their opponent, but it would be extremely difficult for them to do so against the Cavaliers.

Final Score- CLE-97, WSH-110

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