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PLAYER MATCHUPS
WIZARDS CAVALIERS
WallJ. Wall
PGIrvingK. Irving
BealB. Beal
SGMillerM. Miller
Points: 13.7
Rebounds: 5.4
Assists: 2.7
PierceP. Pierce
Points: 26.8
Rebounds: 6.7
Assists: 4.7
SFJamesL. James
Points: 31.4
Rebounds: 7.0
Assists: 6.6
HilarioN. Hilario
Points: 0.0
Rebounds: 0.0
Assists: 0.0
PFLoveK. Love
GortatM. Gortat
CThompsonT. Thompson
TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  WIZARDS CAVALIERS
PPG 101.7 97.6
RPG 41.2 42.3
APG 18.6 19.0
FG% 44.697 45.352
FT% 75.681 72.865
3P% .357 .339
SEASON SERIES
Washington leads 3-1
Nov 15, 2005 @CLE 114, WSH 99Recap | Box Score
Feb 10, 2006 @WSH 101, CLE 89Recap | Box Score
Feb 24, 2006 WSH 102, @CLE 94Recap | Box Score
Apr 16, 2006 @WSH 104, CLE 92Recap | Box Score
PLAYOFF HISTORY
WAS CLE
Championships: 1 Championships: 0
Last Championship: 1978 Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
Last Season:
Did not qualify


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LeBron had 32 points in the Cavs' 114-113 OT series-clinching win.
Series Of Thrills
LeBron James had two gamewinners and a triple double for the Cavs. Gilbert Arenas poured in the points for the Wizards. So of course, the man to settle things in this classic series was ... Damon Jones? The Daily Dime's Patrick Hruby was there. Story
 
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LeBron JamesAs bad as the Wizards defended James at the end of Game 3, what they did in overtime of Game 5 was worse. The Wizards can't allow any player to get the inbound pass going towards the basket. It is hard to believe that with three players defending James none could prevent his penetration. By the time Washington recovered it was too late. The Wizards should just sell out on him and make him shoot from the outside or pass. Two game winning hoops from two feet away is inexcusable.

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Cavs notes: This is Cleveland's first postseason appearance since 1998. They haven't won a playoff series since 1993 (lost five straight series).

Wizards notes: This is the third postseason appearance for Washington dating back to 1989 ('97, '05, '06). Beat the Bulls last year in first playoff series win since 1982, but were swept by the Heat in the conference semifinals.


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