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Friday, February 7th (All times Eastern)

Cleveland Cavaliers (16-33) at Washington Wizards (24-24), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Wizards can't seem to stay above the .500 mark for long and will try to get over the mark Friday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers in the continuation of a five-game homestand.

The Wizards posted impressive wins over Western powers Oklahoma City and Portland, but couldn't pull off the trifecta with Wednesday's 125-118 double- overtime loss to San Antonio.

John Wall led the Wizards with 29 points and Bradley Beal netted 19 in defeat. Trevor Ariza had 15 points with 10 boards, while Nene added 12 points for the Wizards, who were outscored 10-3 in the second overtime and shot 43.6 percent for the game and scored 25 points off 20 San Antonio turnovers.

Washington was outscored 34-21 in the third quarter and had won two straight and eight of its previous 12 contests.

"We became undisciplined in the second half," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said.

The Wizards will close the homestand Sunday versus Sacramento and have a 12-12 mark at the Verizon Center. Wall is averaging 21.9 points per game at home.

Cleveland is mired in a six-game slide and has lost eight of nine games, including Wednesday's 119-108 setback to the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers.

C.J. Miles led the Cavs with 27 points off the bench and rookie Anthony Bennett provided 14 as a reserve. The Cavs' bench posted a 59-31 advantage versus the Lakers and Cleveland outrebounded the visitors by a 57-40 count, which led to a 32-12 clip in second-chance points.

Cleveland, which registered 27 offensive boards to L.A.'s six, received 15 points and 13 rebounds from Anderson Varejao. Tristan Thompson scored 13 points and star guard Kyrie Irving had just 11 in a losing effort.

The Lakers set the tone with a 36-17 advantage after the first quarter and later had a 50-21 lead. Cleveland was able to cut it 114-108 late in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.

"I think the game got away from us in the first quarter," Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown remarked. "We came out, couldn't make a shot nor could we get a stop. It made it a tough, uphill climb the rest of the game."

Brown's squad will try to stop a three-game road losing streak and has a lowly 5-20 mark away from Quicken Loans Arena.

On Friday, the Cavs play their first game since firing general manager Chris Grant on Thursday.

The Cavaliers and Wizards have split a pair of meetings this season with each team holding serve as the guest. The Cavs have won three in a row in Washington.

Irving is averaging 31.0 ppg in his last four against the Wizards.

02/07 10:28:57 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
17th
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
8th
PIT 3
MIL 5
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
 
8th
CLE 2
TOR 3
 
7th
DET 1
ANA 11
 
8th
NYM 0
ATL 5
 
7th
BOS 3
BAL 7
 
7th
TAM 3
NYY 5
 
8th
MIA 4
SEA 4
 
5th
TEX 10
CWS 0
 
6th
KAN 3
MIN 0
 
4th
COL 7
PHI 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
3rd
BOS 0
DET 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
17th
NOR 0
DUR 3