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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards, Game 26 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (5-20) will wrap up their three-game homestand on Saturday night, as they host the Washington Wizards (11-14). 

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs lost to the Wizards 119-95 on Nov. 14. That game was also the second of a back-to-back.  

Cavs minute: The Cavs have won the season series against Washington three times in the past five seasons. … Collin Sexton once again reached double figures in scoring Friday night, making it the 15th straight game. … After hitting the mark on Friday against Sacramento, Jordan Clarkson has reached double figures in 23-of-25 games thus far. … Led by Clarkson’s 26 points, the Cavs bench tallied 58 points versus Sacramento, their sixth 50-plus point performance this season. … Cleveland ranks last in the NBA in assists. … The Cavs shot a season-best 53.1 percent from the field in Friday’s loss against Sacramento. It was the fifth game the Cavs shot 50 percent or better. … Alec Burks hit season-highs in points (22) and rebounds (seven) in 38 minutes off the bench. He also dished out a career-high nine assists. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first player in franchise history to record at least 22 points, seven rebounds and nine assists off the bench.

Wizards minute: The Wizards have won three straight games. … Bradley Beal has scored 20-plus points in 18 of 25 games to start the season. … The Wizards have not won back-to-back games against the Cavs for the past three seasons. They will have a chance to change that Saturday night. … Head coach Scott Brooks won his 100th game with Washington on Nov. 26. Brooks is trying to become the third coach in Wizards history to win 40-plus games as a head coach in their first three seasons. … John Wall and Beal are looking to repeat as All-Star teammates for the second consecutive year. The last time the Wizards had the same players return as All-Stars two seasons in a row was when Elvin Hayes and Phil Chenier were named to the 1973-74 and 1974-75 All-Star teams. … Washington currently averages 112.4 points per game, the most points per game average since the 1978-79 season (114.9).  

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F Larry Nance Jr.

C Tristan Thompson

G Alec Burks

G Collin Sexton


F Otto Porter Jr. 

F Tomas Satoransky

C Thomas Bryant

G Bradley Beal

G John Wall

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