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Sim Life with ‘NBA Live 18’: Cavaliers at Wizards, Celtics at Thunder

The game before the game … Love cures Cavs’ ills, C’s win seventh straight

First of all, we gotta salute EA Sports and the NBA Live 18 team for remaining UNDEFEATED on the season with a perfect 4-0 mark so far. Will the hot streak continue for Friday’s games?

Kicking off the doubleheader to end the week we are in Washington, D.C., as the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards revisit their recent rivalry at 7 p.m. EST while the nightcap features an interesting matchup between the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder (9:30 p.m. ET). Let’s see how the game predicts things will play out.

CAVALIERS AT WIZ

Top things to 👀

  • What’s wrong with Cleveland? LeBron James’ gang is in 13th out of 15 in the East.

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  • No Tristan Thompson for possibly a month.
  • Washington has lost three of its last four.

The Cavs and Wiz fought to the wire, but Cleveland was able to pull it out in the end thanks to a hot second half from LeBron and a strong double-double from Kevin Love. Cleveland got the much-needed road win, 98-92.

Love definitely earned Player of the Game honors, scoring 21 points while grabbing 15 boards.

Dwyane Wade turned in his best game of the season.

It was a cold night for John Wall as the Wizards star point guard hit only seven shots in 21 tries.

CELTICS AT THUNDER

Top things to 👀

  • Get your 🍿 ready for Kyrie Irving vs. Russell Westbrook.
  • Firepower of OK3 – Paul George, Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.
  • Boston started season 0-2, now sits at 6-2.
  • Despite believing the Earth is flat, Irving’s Beantown transition is going just fine.

Sooooooo about that point-guard showdown … IT WASN’T ONE! The numbers might not reflect a one-sided battle, but Uncle Drew got his when it counted, scoring 18 of his 28 in the first half as the Celtics cruised to 104-78 road win.

When it came down to it, Al Horford had Irving’s back more than Melo and PG13 had Russ’.

Make sure you catch both of these games on ESPN or if you are out and about, lock in with the ESPN App.

Marcus Matthews is a general editor for The Undefeated. He’s a DMV native but prefers the Lakers over the Bullets/Wizards - #HTTR all day though!