Cavs host Wizards
(Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards will try to make it two straight
wins tonight when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans
On Tuesday, All-Star Gilbert Arenas netted a game-high 34 points, grabbed five
rebounds and handed out five assists to lead the Wizards to a 90-78 win over
the Minnesota Timberwolves at the MCI Center.
Caron Butler added a double-double with 19 points and 12 boards for the
Wizards, who snapped a two-game skid and improved to 19-9 at home this season.
Washington, which has won six of its last eight games, is six games behind the
Miami Heat for the top spot in the Southwest Division. It will travel for 17
of its final 31 games, including 12 of the last 16 of the regular season.
The Wizards are just 8-16 as the guest in 2005-06.
Cleveland, meanwhile, is fresh off Wednesday’s 116-107 loss to the
Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center.
All-Star game MVP LeBron James scored a game-high 33 points for the Cavaliers,
who lost for the first time in four games. Zydrunas Ilgauskas netted 27 points
and pulled down nine boards in defeat.
The Cavaliers, who are second in the Central Division behind Detroit,
bring their game back to Cleveland, where they are 20-7.
Cleveland won the first meeting of the season with Washington at home by a
114-99 score on November 15. The Wizards then handed the Cavs a 101-89 loss in
DC on February 10.
Washington has won four of the last six matchups in this series.