The Cleveland Cavaliers remain in last place in the Central Division despite winning back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Cavs managed victories over the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards without Anderson Varejao, who has missed the last four games with a knee injury. Still, the two victories only moved Cleveland's record up to 7-23, 10 games behind the division-leading Indiana Pacers (16-12).
The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks are only a half-game behind the Pacers and 9.5 games ahead of the Cavs at 15-12. The Detroit Pistons are 1.5 games ahead of Cleveland (and 8.5 games behind Indiana) at 9-22.
Cleveland still remains comfortably in front of the Wizards, who at 3-23 have the worst record in the league. The Charlotte Bobcats (7-21) have lost 16 straight, but still have a better record than the Cavs.