After the Wizards came back from the all-star break with a double overtime heartbreaking loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Kyle Kuzma and Co. will look to bounce back in Cleveland on their second leg of a back-to-back.
Here's everything you need to know about the matchup:
WIZARDS vs. CAVALIERS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Where: RocketMortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
When: Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022
TV Channel: Wizards vs. Cavaliers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs. CAVALIERS TV SCHEDULE
7:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)
8:00 PM: Wizards vs. Cavaliers (LIVE)
10:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)
WIZARDS vs. CAVALIERS: WHAT TO WATCH
The Wizards allowed 74 points in the paint and were it not for the Spurs’ domination in that area, Washington might’ve pulled away. San Antonio didn’t shoot the 3-ball well, with the exception of Keldon Johnson who scored 15 of his 32 points from beyond the arc. The issue for Unseld was that the Wizards knew those were key factors to a victory over the Spurs. They just couldn’t stop it. -NBC Sports Washington's Andrew Gillis
Before Friday's game against the Spurs, the Wizards' first game back from the All-Star break, head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said during his press conference there would be a change to the starting lineup. He wouldn't specify what it was, however, opting to wait until 30 minutes before tip-off, the deadline to do so. -NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes
WIZARDS vs. CAVALIERS: PLAYERS TO WATCH
Deni Avdija, F, Wizards (7.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.2 apg): Avdija's development from his rookie to sophomore season might be one of the best parst of Washington's 2021-22 campaign. His defensive work has proven that he's ready to take on any assignment given to him, which might swing the game Saturday night.
Evan Mobley, F, Cavaliers (14.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.5 apg): The rookie of the year frontrunner will be a handful for Washington's frontcourt to handle.