Game 82: Wizards at Cavs
at Quicken Loans Arena
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: It's hard to believe the season is over. Furthermore, it's also the end of Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Tait's career.
He final signoff was: "Have a good LIFE everybody."
Both are very sad. For the Cavs, this has been one of the worst seasons in franchise history. But they have finally figured it out. Coach Byron Scott said he wished the season would last about a month longer.
For Tait, 73, he's ready to retire, even though his fans aren't ready for him to go away. He'll go back to his palatial estate in Medina County and do some traveling and just take it easy. He's worked hard in his broadcasting career.
Center Semih Erden (bruised heel) missed Wednesday's game. He played just 64 minutes since coming to the Cavs on Feb. 24.
The last time the Cavs faced the Wizards, they were totally embarrassed on the boards. The Wizards won the battle of the boards on Wednesday, 44-40, but the Cavs competed. That didn't happen the last time.
The Cavs won four of their last six games, as well as six of their last 12.
SF Alonzo Gee (6-6, 219) vs. Maurice Evans (6-5, 220)
PF J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Andray Blatche (6-11, 260)
C Ryan Hollins (7-0, 240) vs. JaVale McGee (7-0, 252)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Jordan Crawford (6-4, 195)
PG Ramon Sessions (6-3, 185) vs. John Wall (6-4, 195)
Cavs – F Antawn Jamison, C Anderson Varejao, F/C Samardo Samuels.
Wizards - G Trevor Booker, G/F Josh Howard, F Rashard Lewis.
Marc Davis, Tony Brown, Eric Dalen