Preview and Chat: Cavs @ Wizards, November 18th

November 18th, 2009 by John Krolik

The-Wizard

Just a few things to watch for in this one:

-The Wizards are off to a nasty start, but with Jamison returning to the lineup, the Wizards pumped up about playing the Cavs, the Cavs on a back-to-back, and the fact the Verizon Center has been a twilight zone for the Cavs, this could be a much trickier win than the records would suggest.

-Moon, Varejao, and Shaq all expected to be out for the Cavaliers tonight-Hickson and Ilgauskas will have to continue the solid play they showed last night, and hopefully we might see some small-ball looks for the Cavs, although Moon is a guy who makes a lot of those small-ball lineups work on paper.

-Hickson’s defense will face a stiff test if Jamison is anywhere near 100%-he’s got the perimeter abilities and veteran savvy to give Hickson the howling fantods if Hickson doesn’t show maturity on that end.

-Gotta stop penetration defensively-Anthony Morrow hurt the Cavs from deep, and a newly healthy Mike Miller, who’s shooting almost 60% from deep thus far, will punish the Cavs if he’s left alone.

-I don’t have much more to say here, so I’ll just point you to this epic WizzNutzz screed from earlier this morning, which covers the game, twitter, and life in general. There’s only one WizzNutzz, folks. See you tonight.