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Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Cavs can exhale after denying the Wizards a postseason win.

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The Cavaliers achieved a combo of franchise firsts on Monday, winning consecutive road playoff games and, more importantly, sweeping the depleted Wizards with a 97-90 win. Story | ESPN Video

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In last season's first round playoff series between the Wizards and Cavaliers, three games were decided by one point. Cleveland won Game 3 (97-96), Game 5 (121-120) and Game 6 (114-113).

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PLAYER MATCHUPS

WIZARDS CAVALIERS
A. DanielsA. Daniels
Points: 7.1
Rebounds: 1.9
Assists: 3.6
PGL. HughesL. Hughes
Points: 14.9
Rebounds: 3.8
Assists: 3.7
D. StevensonD. Stevenson
Points: 11.2
Rebounds: 2.6
Assists: 2.7
SGS. PavlovicS. Pavlovic
Points: 9.0
Rebounds: 2.4
Assists: 1.6
J. HayesJ. Hayes
Points: 7.2
Rebounds: 2.6
Assists: 1.0
SFL. JamesL. James
Points: 27.3
Rebounds: 6.7
Assists: 6.0
A. JamisonA. Jamison
Points: 19.8
Rebounds: 8.0
Assists: 1.9
PFD. GoodenD. Gooden
Points: 11.1
Rebounds: 8.5
Assists: 1.1
E. ThomasE. Thomas
Points: 6.1
Rebounds: 5.8
Assists: 0.4
CZ. IlgauskasZ. Ilgauskas
Points: 11.9
Rebounds: 7.7
Assists: 1.6

TEAM STATS (Regular Season)

  WIZARDS CAVALIERS
PPG 104.3 96.8
RPG 41.2 43.5
APG 20.2 20.8
FG% 45.015 44.728
FT% 76.495 69.573
3P% .348 .352

SEASON SERIES

Cleveland leads 2-1
Nov 1, 2006 @CLE 97, WSH 94Recap | Box Score
Nov 18, 2006 @WSH 111, CLE 99Recap | Box Score
Apr 6, 2007 CLE 99, @WSH 94Recap | Box Score

PLAYOFF HISTORY

WAS CLE
Championships: 1 Championships: 0
Last Championship: 1978 Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference first round
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals

Injury Report

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

was No recent injuries

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

cle No recent injuries

Traveling Call

Mavs ready to face music Being whistled for traveling is a good thing in the playoffs. Where will you be watching? From your couch? Or from the high-intensity confines of a postseason arena alongside thousands of other adrenaline-fueled hoops junkies?

Be There: Playoff Travel Guide