The Washington Times - January 4, 2009, 12:16PM

After getting rest and treatment to his sprained left ankle on Saturday, Andry Blatche will be ready to go today against the Cleveland Cavaliers, meaning the Wizards will go with the usual starting lineup of Mike James, Caron Butler, Dominic McGuire, Blatche and Antawn Jamison.



The Wizards’ goal for the day is to clog the lane against the Cavaliers. “Our mantra today is, ‘No middle drives, no middle drives, no middle drives,” Ed Tapscott said. Washington also hopes to improve their pressure defense to keep Cleveland from settling into a rhythm.


Gilbert Arenas played 2-on-2 yesterday for the first time since having knee surgery in September. He teamed with Mike James and took on Nick Young and Javaris Crittenton and then Young and Dominic McGure, and, according to Agent Zero, won both games.