NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Thursday, March 13th (All times eastern)
Cleveland Cavaliers (37-28) at Washington Wizards (31-32), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Washington Wizards continue their five-game homestand tonight, as they host the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Verizon Center.
Washington is 1-1 on the stand. Rookie Nick Young had a career-high 22 points off the bench as the Wizards outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks, 105-97, on Tuesday at the Verizon Center.
Antawn Jamison finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, but also committed eight turnovers in the win over Milwaukee for the Wizards, who have won two of their last three games overall. Brendan Haywood and Andray Blatche contributed 15 points apiece.
The Wizards are 18-14 at home this season. They will host the Clippers on Saturday and the Hawks on Monday in the final two games of the current homestand.
Washington may have All-Star Caron Butler back in the lineup. He last played on February 5, and has missed 16 straight games with a partially torn labrum in his left hip. Butler, who is probable for tonight's game, is averaging 21.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 43 games this season.
Jamison (strained lower back) is questionable for Washington. The North Carolina product is averaging 21.4 points and a team-best 10.4 rebounds per game this season.
Cleveland wraps up a short two-game road trip. On Wednesday, Richard Jefferson scored 24 points and handed out six assists, and the New Jersey Nets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 104-99 victory over the Cavaliers at the Izod Center.
LeBron James nearly produced his second triple-double in as many games, totaling 42 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, but just two other Cavs scored in double figures, and Cleveland saw its two-game win streak halted.
The Cavaliers, who are 16-18 on the road this season, return home to host Jason Richardson and the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.
This is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. Cleveland is 2-1 against the Wizards this season, and has won two straight and three of the last four contests in the series.
Cleveland has lost five of six and nine of its last 11 at Washington.
03/13 10:43:41 ET