Feb 29, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) brings the ball up court against the Orlando Magic during the first half at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Wizards (7-28) welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-21) to the Verizon Center on Saturday night, hoping to snap a six game losing streak.
The Washington Wizards (7-28) welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-21) to the Verizon Center on Saturday night, hoping to snap a six game losing streak. The Wizards have been outscored by an average of 10.6 points in those contests, though the team has made stirring comebacks in the last three games before ultimately falling short.
Washington is expected to welcome Andray Blatche back from injury against Cleveland. Blatche, the team's captain, has missed the last 15 games with a strained left calf. The oft-maligned big man had a career-high 36 points (with 19 rebounds) against Cleveland last April.
The Cavaliers may be without the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft when they face Washington. Point guard Kyrie Irving, averaging 18.5 points per game this season, missed Cleveland's game Friday night with the flu and is uncertain for Saturday night's matchup.
The Wizards have won 21 of the last 26 contests with the Cavaliers in Washington, D.C., including six of the last seven games.
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