Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/3/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/3/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

"Look at me", Lue said before the morning shootaround prior to Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

"I always stand by it", Beal said of the statement, which he has made before.

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Washington have played five games with at least 213 combined points, and have gotten to 226 and higher in all three home games. The reigning Eastern Conference champions are now in the midst of a four-game losing streak and look old and lethargic.

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Morris, who provides the team with an added toughness, will start off on a minutes restriction of about 15-16 minutes per game, according to Coach Scott Brooks. Everyone's playing free, it's early in the year, and everything's going right for everybody but us. When you've done it three straight years, or some guys two straight years, then complacency can sometimes creep in, or the short summers or things of that nature, or you feel like you can turn it on when you want to. "Hopefully we can eventually pull from that and everybody wants to see the other guys succeed and get to that pinnacle they got to".

Wall knows that the last few games hasn't been his best, so as the leader he knows what he has to do to get this team back on track. I know how to mentally prepare myself for a long haul, so it's going to be challenging, but I think we should be up for it.

Even before Isaiah Thomas returns, the Cavs will get two other new faces in the rotation starting Friday: Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic. Kevin Love likely will have to rotate back to center defensively, but the issues are more systemic than a simple frontcourt personnel switch since the Cavaliers are 26th in scoring defense at 111.9 points per game, 27th in defensive field goal percentage (47.8) and last in 3-point defensive field goal percentage (41.8). After Thursday's practice, said he saw some qualities (some good, some not-so good) of the 2014 Heat team that reached The Finals, but fell in five games to the San Antonio Spurs.

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