Cleveland faces Washington on 6-game road slide

Cleveland Cavaliers (22-48, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (32-38, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will aim to break its six-game road skid when the Cavaliers face Washington.

The Wizards are 14-26 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington is sixth in the league with 35.4 defensive rebounds per game led by Russell Westbrook averaging 9.8.

The Cavaliers are 16-24 in Eastern Conference play. Cleveland is the worst team in the NBA shooting 33.8% from 3-point range.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Wizards won the last meeting 122-93 on April 30. Bradley Beal scored 19 points to help lead Washington to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Westbrook is averaging 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists for the Wizards. Westbrook is averaging 14 rebounds and 24.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Washington.

Collin Sexton is averaging 24.4 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Jarrett Allen is shooting 52.3% and averaging 10.7 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 5-5, averaging 129.7 points, 47 rebounds, 28.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.3 points on 48.8% shooting.

Cavaliers: 1-9, averaging 101.4 points, 43.7 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 6.2 steals and three blocks per game while shooting 41.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.1 points on 50.8% shooting.

INJURIES: Wizards: Deni Avdija: out for season (leg), Thomas Bryant: out for season (left knee), Bradley Beal: out (hamstring).

Cavaliers: Isaiah Hartenstein: out (head), Dylan Windler: out for season (knee), Taurean Prince: out for season (ankle), Larry Nance Jr.: out (thumb), Lamar Stevens: out (concussion), Darius Garland: out (ankle), Matthew Dellavedova: out for season (neck), Cedi Osman: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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