When the Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers met in the season opener, the team that had its former No. 1 pick point guard (Kyrie Irving) and Brazilian big man (Anderson Varejao) defeated the team that was missing its former No. 1 pick point guard (John Wall) and Brazilian big man (Nene).
The roles are reversed as the teams meet for the third and final time. Wall and Nene will play and Irving and Varejao are both sidelined with injury. Irving is out for the next three to four weeks with a sprained left shoulder on Sunday in a loss to Toronto and Varejao is done for the season with blood clots in right leg.
Cleveland has won both meetings this season, with Irving scoring 29 points in 94-84 victory on Oct. 30 and 26 in an 87-84 win on Dec. 26. Rookie Bradley Beal will miss his fourth consecutive game with a sprained left ankle.
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
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