Wizards: One key matchup in tonight's game will be C Brendan Haywood against Cavaliers C Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Haywood is averaging 9.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game, and Ilgauskas is averaging 13.9 points and 11.3 rebounds in 33.1 minutes.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Cavaliers: F LeBron James (sprained left index finger) is day-to-day. Former Wizard Larry Hughes (bone bruise on left knee) is out and is expected to miss at least two more weeks. Hughes has played in more than 70 regular season games only once in his 10-season career and has missed 71 games since signing with Cleveland in the summer of 2005.
BY THE NUMBERS
Consecutive Wizards losses to Cleveland
Triple-doubles posted by LeBron James this season
"It's always been a marquee matchup. We call it 'Wood against the Z.' "
Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan on tonight's Haywood-Ilgauskas matchup at center