They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. I never really knew what that meant, so I just googled it, and apparently it means that revenge is more satisfying after the other party has had a long time to anticipate it, rather than if it is immediate. So that fits here.
Who: Cavs (23-9) at Wizards (15-17)
When: Wednesday, 7 pm in the East
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Enemy blog: Bullets Forever
-The good people over at Bullets Forever hosted a Q&A with our own David Zavac for their preview of this game, so be sure to check that out.
-The battle between Kyrie Irving and John Wall should make this game worth the price of admission. Quick personal story: I used to live in D.C., and I went to pretty much every Cavs-Wizards game between 2010 and 2014. During that time, watching these two point guards go at each other was awesome, even though most of the games were pretty meaningless. It was the most underrated rivalry in the NBA. Both guys really got up for it.
Now, the rivalry is no longer under the radar. It is very much above the radar, with the two battling for a spot on Team USA during the summer of 2014 and Wall recently questioning Irving's place in the All-Star voting.
So this should be fun.
-Washington could really use a win. Wall was great in the month of December, but his team was not. Since beating the Cavs to start that month, they're just 8-9, and they've lost three of their last four. They currently find themselves 2.5 games behind the eighth team in the East.
-For the Cavs, this is the start of a six-game road trip. They'll want to get some wins during the first half of the trip (Washington, Minnesota, and Philly) before swinging through all of the Texas teams during the second half.