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Wizards vs. Cavaliers time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Cavaliers time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Wizards return from the All-Star break Friday against the Cavaliers with an eye on winning a third consecutive game for the first time this season. 

Washington won its last two games before the break against the Bulls and Knicks, both by double-digits, and has momentum on its side as it chases a playoff spot. At the break, Washington sat three games behind Orlando for the eighth spot in the eastern conference.

Bradley Beal also looks to continue a streak of his own. The Wizards' leading scorer, and All-Star snub, has averaged 34.7 points during a stretch of 12 consecutive games with over 25 points, the third-longest streak across the NBA this season.

The Cavaliers come out of the All-Star break with the worst record in the eastern conference at 14-40. Cleveland is also in a transition period coming out of the break as the team and head coach John Beilein agreed to part ways Wednesday, and former assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff received a promotion to the full-time position.   

WIZARDS vs. CAVALIERS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 54

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Cavaliers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Cavaliers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. CAVALIERS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:00 PM: Wizards vs. Cavaliers (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

10:30 PM: Wizards Talk (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. CAVALIERS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Thomas Bryant (QUESTIONABLE, Foot), Anzejs Pasecniks (DAY-TO-DAY, Hip)

Cavaliers: Kevin Love (DAY-TO-DAY, Achilles), Ante Zizic (OUT, Illness), Dylan Windler (OUT, Tibia) 

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On this date in tournament history: Chris Webber calls timeout

On this date in tournament history: Chris Webber calls timeout

The Michigan Wolverines were down two points to the North Carolina Tar Heels with 19 seconds to play in regulation in the second half of the 1993 NCAA National Championship game.

After grabbing the rebound off the missed free throw attempt, Michigan star Chris Webber (23 points, 11 rebounds) established his pivot foot, re-angling his body towards the basket, locked in a one-possession game with the championship on the line. 

Webber attempted to dish the ball off to a teammate, but after seeing a lurking Tar Heel, the future No. 1 pick continued his dribble towards halfcourt. 

The travel call was missed by the officiating staff, but not by the broadcast crew.

"Oh, he walked," Bill Packer exclaimed on the broadcast. "He walked and the referee missed it!"

CBS announcer Jim Nance continued on with the gameplay, as only 12 seconds remained on the clock in regulation.

"Webber brings it into the frontcourt," Nantz said. "They have no timeouts remaining."

If only someone had told him.

Webber, trapped in the left corner by a UNC double-team, signaled for time, resulting in a technical foul shot for the Tar Heels as well as possession.

"He called a timeout," Nantz said. "Michigan doesn't have any!"

Af the opposing foul line, UNC's Donald Williams (25 points) knocked down both free throws, increasing their lead to four points with 11 seconds remaining. 

From there it was all over.

North Carolina 77, Michigan 71.

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On this date in tournament history: Emeka Okafor leads UConn over Georgia Tech to win national championship

On this date in tournament history: Emeka Okafor leads UConn over Georgia Tech to win national championship

Before he departed on a very successful NBA career, former Wizards center Emeka Okafor was a standout member of the UConn Huskies.

In 2004 the Huskies went on to win their final nine games of the season before they captured the Big East championship.

After making their way through the NCAA Tournament bracket, the only team standing in coach Jim Calhoun's way were the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, lead by future Wizards guard Will Bynum (17 points, five assists).

Georgia Tech didn't back down early, taking a 12-11 lead over the Huskies with 13:41 to go in the first half. 

Okafor (24 points, 15 rebounds) scored to give UConn the lead right back, and they never trailed again.

At halftime, the Huskies lead the Yellow Jackets by a staggering 15 points and they kept their foot on the gas to start the second half.

The Huskies were able to extend their lead to 25 during the second half before Bynum at Georgia Tech came roaring back, but by then, the game was out of reach.

UConn emerged with an 82-73 victory over the Yellow Jackets, led by Okafor and future NBA journeyman Ben Gordon (21 points).

Okafor was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player.

UConn's women's basketball team would go on to win its national championship a day later against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Connecticut became the first school ever in Division I to win NCAA titles in men's and women's basketball in the same season. 

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