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Game Thread 2019-20 Season Game #8 | Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington Wizards | Nov 8th, 2019

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The Wizards are 6th in scoring and 6th in 3-point shots attempted per game. They're 22nd in fast break points so they prefer to walk it up and launch from deep. They're 11th in 3-point percentage so they probably shouldn't be shooting it quite that much.

They're 25th in points allowed per game (118.1). If the Cavs do not let them get comfortable from the 3-point line they have a good shot at a win.

Bradley Beal is averaging 27 ppg and nobody else is over 14, so we know who to focus on defensively. However, they have six guys other than Beal averaging in double figures - all between 11.1 and 13.6 ppg. Very balanced scoring after Beal. They're averaging nearly 26 assists per game so they do a nice job moving the ball and sharing the wealth. They're taking nearly 37 3's per game and hitting 35.5%.

The Cavs are coming off a 113-point game against the Celtics, who have a far better defense than the Wizards (12 points a game better, to be precise). So I expect the Cavs to score a lot, although being on the road tends to suppress their scoring a bit.
 

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I was anticipating this game.
I really like the Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura and was really hoping the Cavs get him. He had a good start to the season and it would be cool to see him play.

Also I think we can win this game.
 

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The Wizards are 6th in scoring and 6th in 3-point shots attempted per game. They're 22nd in fast break points so they prefer to walk it up and launch from deep. They're 11th in 3-point percentage so they probably shouldn't be shooting it quite that much.

They're 25th in points allowed per game (118.1). If the Cavs do not let them get comfortable from the 3-point line they have a good shot at a win.

Bradley Beal is averaging 27 ppg and nobody else is over 14, so we know who to focus on defensively. However, they have six guys other than Beal averaging in double figures - all between 11.1 and 13.6 ppg. Very balanced scoring after Beal. They're averaging nearly 26 assists per game so they do a nice job moving the ball and sharing the wealth. They're taking nearly 37 3's per game and hitting 35.5%.

The Cavs are coming off a 113-point game against the Celtics, who have a far better defense than the Wizards (12 points a game better, to be precise). So I expect the Cavs to score a lot, although being on the road tends to suppress their scoring a bit.
Beal wont have any problem hoisting up 3's over our midget back court....however I think we can find a way to pull this one out.
 

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Our lone national TV game this year...

We do have two that will be on NBATV - both against Philadelphia (11/12, 12/70, which are blacked out for us League Pass folks.
 

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Garland is going to have the worst perimeter defender I've ever seen, Isaiah Thomas, guarding him tonight.

Sounds like a good night for him to get going.
 

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Side benefit of Lebron leaving: I just purchased the cheapest lower bowl center tickets I have ever purchased to any NBA game.

My 7 year old made me promise that the Wizards would win before he agreed to go. Sorry guys.
 

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I always felt like the league should put their bad teams on national TV more often then they do
 

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Garland is going to have the worst perimeter defender I've ever seen, Isaiah Thomas, guarding him tonight.

Sounds like a good night for him to get going.
definition of a "get right" game.
 

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