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However, the Nets are 11-16 after going just 20-62 last season and 21-61 in 2015-16, meaning the pick would be the 10th overall selection instead of in the top three at this point. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting.

LeBron James proved to be too much for the Jazz to handle.

James did not have a triple-double against Washington last month, but sank 23 of 34 field goal attempts, grabbed 11 rebounds and finished with seven assists, two blocks and three steals.

Cleveland center Tristan Thompson, who missed 19 games with a strained left calf then played in one game before missing another, played seven first-half minutes and had four points and two rebounds. With Saturday's 109-100 victory against Utah, Cleveland has won 17 of 18 games. Entering the night, he was averaging almost 36 points per 36 minutes in the last five minutes of games within five points.

Mike Scott, a major surprise for the Wizards this season, led Washington with 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Third-year pro, Kelly Oubre Jr. - who went for 21 points in the November 3 meeting with Cleveland - is having a breakout season with Washington, averaging 11.2 points despite starting just five games this season. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line.




Entering the previous meeting, the Cavaliers (22-8) were floundering at 3-5, having lost four games in a row.

Kyle Korver and Jeff Green each notched double-figures as well, with Korver going 5-of-9 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from deep, for 12 points and Green was a flawless 3-for-3 from long-distance in the win.

The Washington Wizards always seem to get up for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they're catching this old basketball team on the end of a back to back and with an early game Sunday, forcing an even quicker turnaround.

Jose Calderon can also contribute in the scoring department like he did against the Lakers, connecting on 5-of-8 3-pointers and giving the Cavs the extra scoring boost they needed. The Wizards are rested, have John Wall back in the lineup and are outscoring teams by 4.7 points at home. Give me Washington in this spot. The Wizards have also won outright five of their last six games when a home underdog.

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