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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Game 58: Cavs at Wizards


Verizon Center
Radio/TV: WMMS (100.7 FM)/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs are playing the second leg of their three-game weekend set. Coach Byron Scott decided he was going to rest forward Antawn Jamison in one of the three games. This was the one they picked.

It was the first game Jamison has missed all season, which is quite amazing since he's 35 years old. He really is a remarkable athlete, though.

The Cavs recalled forward Luke Harangody from the D-League Canton Charge on Saturday. He started against the Wizards at power forward and had a nice game. He finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, both team highs.

There are things to like about Harangody. He's not overly talented, but he hustles his butt off on every play. Some young players can learn from him.

It was the Cavs' 20th win of the season. Many never thought they'd get any where close to 20 wins. All five starters reached double figures, which was impressive.

Harangody returned to the D-League after the game. He will play for Canton in Game 2 of the Charge's best-of-three playoff series against Springfield on Sunday.

The Cavs are playing without the services of center Semih Erden (ankle), guard Kyrie Irving (shoulder), center Anderson Varejao (wrist) and guard Daniel Gibson (foot) in Saturday's game.

Wizards coach Randy Wittman is also short-handed, as forwards Rashard Lewis (knee), Trevor Booker (foot) and Andray Blatche (conditioning) and center Nene (foot) missed Saturday's game. 

UP NEXT: The Cavs host Orlando at 6 p.m. Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

SF Alonzo Gee (6-6, 219) vs. Chris Singleton (6-9, 225)
PF Luke Harangody (6-8, 240) vs. Jan Vesely (7-0, 235)
C Tristan Thompson (6-9, 227) vs. Kevin Seraphin (6-10, 278)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Jordan Crawford (6-4, 195)
PG Donald Sloan (6-3, 205) vs. John Wall (6-4, 207) 
Cavs – C Anderson Varejao, C Semih Erden

Wizards - F Rashard Lewis, F Andray Blatche 

Ken Mauer,  Eli Roe,  Michael Smith






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