Game 55: Wizards at Cavs
at Quicken Loans Arena
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: The Wizards hadn't won on the road since the end of the 2009-10 season. They were 0-25 on the road this season - before Sunday.
Of course, all that was before they locked horns with the Cavs, perhaps the most bewildering team I've ever been around. Coach Byron Scott has no idea what he's getting from his players from night to night.
He admitted afterward, "I'm still trying to figure them out."
Remember, this is 55 games into the season.
Cavs guard Mo Williams was complimented after his performance against the Clippers. He didn't come out and play with that kind of energy or passion against the Wizards. His dribble penetration wasn't nearly as effective.
Part of it was the defense of John Wall, who ended with 19 points and 14 assists against the Cavs. He is an actual blur on the fastbreak.
He was very good on Sunday, but shooting guard Nick Young was better with a game-high 31 points. Anthony Parker and Boobie Gibson tried to cover him to no avail. He had 16 points in the first quarter. Remember, he averages 17 on the season.
SF Christian Eyenga (6-5, 210) vs. Josh Howard (6-7, 210)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Andray Blatche (6-11, 260)
C J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. JaVale McGee (7-0, 252)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Nick Young (6-6, 210)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 195) vs. John Wall (6-4, 195)
Cavs – C Anderson Varejao, F Alonzo Gee, F Joey Graham.
Wizards – F Rashard Lewis, C Hamady N'Diaye, G Mustafa Shakur.
Ron Garretson, Eric Dalen, Sean Wright