Last time out. The two teams met Jan. 29, ending in a narrow 116-113 victory for the Cavaliers. However, Cleveland is still second-to-last in the Eastern Conference and has won only three of their last 20 games.
Quote of the day: “It’s a trial for him too to see if he can still play,” Gooden said of Johnson, regarding the Wizards’ last minute trades. “Because guess what? The Washington Wizards need manpower right now. They’re shorthanded and anybody that’s available to play should have a chance to play now.”
Stats to know: Wizards’ newly-named All-Star Bradley Beal is averaging 24.8 ppg and 5.1 rpg. Clarkson is currently Cleveland’s top player with 16.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, and 2.3 apg.