Cavaliers Vs. Wizards: Cleveland Looks To Bounce Back In Washington

March 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Cleveland looks to end four-game losing streak when the the Cavs face Washington.

Someone has to win in Washington on Saturday night.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to bounce back from getting humbled at home by the Chicago Bulls on Friday night when they visit the Washington Wizardsin a back-to-back situation on Saturday night. The Cavs arrive in D.C. struggling, having lost four consecutive games spanning the All-Star break and will need to improve their defensive effort to earn a win after giving up 112 points in the loss to Chicago and 120 points in losing to the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

The Wizards head into the game in worse shape than the Cavs, losers of six straight game including a pair of tough losses this week to Milwaukee and Orlando. The Wizards should have a physical advantage since they haven't played since Wednesday.

The matchup hopes to pit a pair of dynamic young point guards in Kyrie Irving and John Wall, both top overall picks in the past two NBA drafts. Irving sat out Cleveland's loss to Chicago on Friday night with an illness.

For more on the Cleveland Cavaliers, check out Fear The Sword. You can also find more information about the NBA at SB Nation's NBA hub.

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