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John Wall Says Wizards 'Smell Blood' In Matchup With Cavaliers

They did a good job coming in defensively and we put them on their best two players so really pleased with the young group. They did have forward Markieff Morris back on Friday and he had two points with four rebounds and three assists in 14 minutes. He's listed as questionable to play in Sunday's game against Toronto. "They didn't want to go down in the second round". The over went 2-1.

Aldridge adds that Wall is feeling better, and we already learned on Saturday that he has a sprain with no structural damage.

The Celtics trailed by 18 at halftime before Kyrie Irving and Al Horford led a second-half charge that send Boston to its seventh straight win 101-94 at Oklahoma City. "Just, again, consistency is what we're fighting for". Now Washington's leaders, John Wall and Bradley Beal, are doubling down on prior statements implying the Cavs ducked the Wizards previous year by intentionally avoiding the #1 seed.

Currently, many assume he'd head west to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, as he has a home in the area and also has many ties to the entertainment industry he might want to pursue following his playing career. I'm not going to sit here and do that. "For me, what I'm trying to do to help this team, we've got seven new guys and I'm trying to get these guys focused, get myself focused, get our team focused on what it takes for us to win every night".

However, Beal is confident the Wizards can become the team to beat in the east this season.

Wall has averaged 43.4 FanDuel points per game this year and is projected for 25.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 10.7 assists per game the rest of the season. We know we can challenge them, and they know they challenge us. But the other games we just flat got our butts kicked, so, seeing improvement.

"I don't have a comment about that", James said.

Smith said the Cavs didn't discuss the Wizards' barbs in the locker room before the game, but they clearly resonated to some degree.

The Wizards didn't help their cause pre game as they essentially lit the fuse that is the rocket ship known as Lebron making outlandish statements about being the best in the East and how they felt like the Cavs intentionally dodged them past year in the playoffs. "We're a targeted team now".