Washington Wizards: Wizards v. Cavaliers Game Preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards: Prediction, line-ups & preview 11/3/17

Dwayne Wade on Cavs' struggles: "It will get better, I will get better, our team will"

"I do love you guys and I appreciate you guys for ya'll support and everything, but that 20 points a game ain't gonna happen".

Channing Frye isn't a very good basketball player and at his age, it's pretty incredible to think that he's still in the league.

At 32 years, 308 days, James became the youngest player in National Basketball Association history to reach 29,000 career points, according to ESPN Stats & Information, finishing the night with 29,049. I think out of 34 shots he had four 3s.

James' 57 points performance saw him matching Kyrie Irving's franchise record, which was set against the San Antonio Spurs on March 12, 2015. But the Cavs have not scored or shot the ball like they did last season.

"Every night he's dominant, but that right there shows what everyone talks about, being the best player in the game and the best player in the world", Wade said.

Like everything James does, it was clearly thought out and undoubtedly a reference to the nonstop talking the Wizards had directed at the Cavaliers, including on Friday, when Wall and Beal went on ESPN and made all kinds of braggadocious statements.

It also was James' 800th straight game scoring in double digits, joining Michael Jordan (866) as the only other player to reach that mark.

"We have an opportunity to be very good and then you see some of the lulls that we have and it's just very hard on our team right now". It seems like every shot he was contested, and a lot of them were midrange.

James punished the Wizards last season, averaging 27.7 points, 10.0 assists and 9.3 rebounds in three games, shooting 9 of 16 from 3-point range and 54.4 percent overall.

"You got to pat him on the behind".

Let's face it: Tristan Thompson straight robbed the Cleveland Cavaliers out of a couple of good games and his good relationship with LeBron James, and he's not almost as good as they expected him to be when they handed him that very lucrative extension. The Southwest Division-leading Rockets (7-3) closed a stretch where they played 5 of 6 games away from Houston.

JR Smith has been a major factor in the Cleveland Cavaliers' success ever since arriving alongside Shumpert from the New York Knicks due to his streaky shooting, ability to create his own offense and even very decent backcourt defense when he's been locked down and focus on the court.

Derrick Rose, who had playoff battles against James in the past when Rose played for the Chicago Bulls, was pleased to experience a night like Friday as James' teammate.

"I don't really have a comment", James said postgame when asked about the Wizards' chatter. "A hell of a performance". I see you guys, I hear you guys, I get it.

"Just don't get bored with the process", James said. Even the one-legged fadeaway 3, on the opposite of their baseline, I work on that too.

It was James' 11th 50-point game of his career, tying Allen Iverson for the sixth-most of all time.

"I just want you guys to understand this, I'm here to help this team in whatever capacity I can from a veteran standpoint, from a second unit standpoint and I'm trying to figure that out".

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