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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards gamethread

Will the Cavs take care of business on St. Patrick’s Day?

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you partake, enjoy a Guinness.

Thought Mike Anguliano hit on a key thing in his game preview earlier today:

With no Jarrett Allen once again, and Porzingis being a perimeter threat with a 37.7% shooting average from deep, Evan Mobley will be tasked with covering the Latvian. Mobley is certainly capable, as he is an elite defender both on the inside and the perimeter, but the Cavs have famously this season had issues defending the three. Stretchy bigs space the floor, and the Wizards have another deadline shooter in Bradley Beal to contend with. Porzingis will certainly test Cleveland’s defense. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers (44-28) vs. Washington Wizards (32-37)

Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio

When: 7:30 p.m. EST

TV: Bally Sports Ohio, NBCS-DC+

Spread: CLE -5 (via Draft Kings)

Opposing Blog: Bullets Forever

Cavs expected starting lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Lamar Stevens, Evan Mobley

Cavs injury report: Jarrett Allen (OUT - eye contusion), Sam Merrill (OUT - G League), Isaiah Mobley (OUT - two-way)

Wizards expected starting lineup: Monte Morris, Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis, Daniel Gafford

Wizards injury report: Jay Huff (OUT, two-way), Isaiah Todd (OUT, G League), Quenton Jackson (OUT - two-way)