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Topic - Cleveland Cavaliers
A breakdown of advanced statistics from the NBA, shows exactly where the Wizards are thriving and need improvement.
Anthony Gill made several big buckets late in the second half and finished with 19 points to lead Virginia over SMU 76-73 in the semifinals of the Corpus Christi Challenge Friday evening.
Injuries to Derrick Rose and Deron Williams likely means at least one point guard will make his first appearance at the All-Star Game in New Orleans.
LeBron James will have his favorite Thanksgiving foods _ turkey, yams and macaroni and cheese _ on his holiday table Thursday.
The Cavaliers have ended nine consecutive seasons with losses to their conference rival Hokies, and they've dropped eight straight games this season since winning two of their first three. The Hokies have struggled with three losses in their last four games, but still have a chance to win the ACC's Coastal Division, so the stakes will be high on Saturday.
Opponents are putting their most physical defenders on the Washington big man, who has a reputation for being a finesse player and injury-prone.
Anthony Gill scored 13 points and Virginia scored 20 consecutive points in the second half and beat Liberty 75-53 on Saturday.
The Wizards have two victories away from home already, and that didn't happen until late January during last season.
Marcin Gortat's ability to knock down the open shot is one of his better qualities as a center though he has had trouble with that lately.
After doing it on defense to help his team come back to beat the Timberwolves, Nene was the steadying presence on offense as the Wizards held on to beat the Cavs.
The Wizards led by double figures midway through the first quarter, were ahead 56-38 at halftime, and pushed the margin to 27 points in the third quarter.
Nene and Bradley Beal combined to score 50 points as the Wizards held off a late surge led by Kyrie Irving to win their second game in a row. Analysis here.
The loss to the Cavaliers less than a week ago still bothers the Wizards, who blew a 16-point lead and allowed Kyrie Irving to single-handedly beat them with 41 points.
The Wizards take on Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Follow along LIVE right here as you watch on CSN beginning at 7 p.m.
Coach Randy Wittman said his players haven't adjusted to how NBA games are called more loosely in the last four minutes, which is why they're blowing leads.