Here’s the primer for tonight’s season-opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards;
VENUE: Quicken Loans Arena
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TIP-OFF: 7:13 p.m.
RECORDS: Cavaliers 0-0, Wizards 0-0
TV: FOX Sports Ohio HD; NBA League pass
RADIO: WTAM-1100 AM (6:30 p.m.)
Cavs vs. Wizards
C – Anderson Varejao vs. Emeka Okafor
F – Tristan Thompson vs. Trevor Booker
F – Alonzo Gee vs. Trevor Ariza
G – Dion Waiters vs. Bradley Beal
G – Kyrie Irving vs. A.J. Price
NOTES: Irving was cleared to play Tuesday morning after having four wisdom teeth removed last week. … The Cavs enter the opener with no significant injuries. … Nene (foot), John Wall (knee) and Kevin Seraphin (calf) are all out for the Wizards. … Jeremy Pargo is a backup PG for the Cavs; brother Jannero Pargo for the Wizards. … However, Donald Sloan is likely to get most, if not all, of the minutes behind Irving. … Beal was the No. 3 overall draft pick, Waiters the fourth. Waiters on the matchup: “I don’t worry about that.” … Following tonight’s game, the Cavs return home Friday to face Chicago, then hit the road for six games. That includes a trip to the West Coast. … The Wizards open the season at home Saturday vs. Boston.
Officials: Tony Brothers, Michael Smith, Haywoode Workman.