In the first meeting with the Wizards, LeBron James appeared headed to a big night with 11 first-quarter points.
A four-game losing streak that included a loss to the Wizards is over for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As coach-speak goes every game is important, but the stretch the Wizards are entering for the next two weeks can help them create separation between themselves and the field in the East.
Paul Pierce quickly put Friday's win vs.
Preseason favorites to win the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a losing record 11 games into the season.