Distraught Cleveland followers who wanted the Cavs to finish the season with 21 victories had the same feeling. When the dust cleared after the evening’s games, the Cavs had the fifth-worst record in the NBA and the four above them might not be budging. The Houston Rockets (16-54) are assured of the worst record.
Cleveland Cavaliers (22-48, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (32-38, 10th in the Eastern Conference) Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will aim to break its six-game road skid when the Cavaliers face Washington. The Wizards are 14-26 against Eastern Conference opponents.
Kevin Love dominated with 30 points and 14 rebounds in the Cavaliers win over the Celtics.