Cavaliers vs. Wizards Preview: State of the Tankers

March 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Alonzo Gee (33) and Chicago Bulls shooting guard Ronnie Brewer (11) go for a loose ball during the game at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Cavaliers take their stink from Indiana to Washington on Saturday evening for a basketball game against the dysfunctional Wizards. The teams will face off twice in the closing weeks of the season so be sure to watch to see those nice Wizard uniforms.

Song of the Day: Washington Square Park - The Wonder Years


Tonight's Overview:

Cleveland Cavaliers (19-38) at Washington Wizards (14-45)

These scrub laden teams will likely step out on the court with few people in attendance or even with an eye on the game. One of the things I really actually enjoy about sports is following my favorite teams closer even when just about everybody has tuned them out for the year.

Remember when the Tigers had the division wrapped up early in September last year? I watched a higher number of games towards the end of the season because I enjoy watching how things go after the "suspense" of the season is over. The same thing goes for the end of the Browns last fall and it is happening with this current Cavs group.

While the masses are turning their eyes away I hope you join me in giving these Cavs games a go for the next nine.

The Wizards in my opinion are an undisciplined mess and the duo of John Wall and Jan Vesely shouldn't get anyone in DC excited at this point.

With Wall matching up against Donald Sloan and Lester Hudson he better have a huge game. If he can't outplay those guys then it is just another bullet point on the docket showing us he's not going to be a franchise talent.

Key Matchup:

Alonzo Gee vs. Chris Singleton

While Gee certainly had a breakout first half of the season, his second half has seemed to dip a bit with worse percentages and more games in which I felt he went unnoticed. A former Wizard, Gee needs to convince me again that he's worthy of a solid contract by playing well for the rest of the season. I expect him to handle Singleton.

Fear the Sword's Fearless Prediction:

While the Wizards have won a pair in a row, they're not going to make that three. I know the Cavs aren't playing any great lineups, but check out the group the Washington Professional Basketball team sent out against Orlando the other night. The Cavs are going to get this win by the score of 93-86 before they head out to Orlando on Sunday where they could win again as Dwight Howard will be out.

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