Bradley Beal thinks Wizards are Eastern Conference's team to beat

One stunning stat shows just how awful LeBron's Cavaliers have been so far

They conducted a clear-the-air team meeting prior to the IN loss IN an effort to galvanise each other and overcome the slump, but it didn't have the desired effect instantly as they suffered from the same old problems IN the defeat.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last six games and they will be desperate to put a halt to an ugly four-game skid after Wednesday's 124-107 home loss to the shorthanded Pacers.

If the Wizards can play defense throughout the whole game, instead of when they see they're about to lose in the finals minutes, then Beal is correct - the Wizards are the best team in the East.

The fact that Beal has such confidence in his team is a very good sign.

It was always going to take time to integrate those players and they were expected to have their fair share of ups and downs in the process but certainly not in this manner.

"I think they understand what we can bring to the table".




Wade's comments imply there isn't a sense of desperation with the Cavaliers just yet, which is not surprising given the veterans they have on their team and their status as three-time defending conference champions. They're aware of that, and hopefully that's a thing of the past.

The most freaky development, meanwhile, has been just how bad the Cleveland Cavaliers look after eight games.

A confident Beal responded, "I feel like we're the best team".

"He's worked on his game extremely well and he's earned the big paycheck that he got", James said.
"I think going through it now early in the season, instead of going through it late when you want to hit your peak and playing great going into the playoffs. If you look at previous year, people might say they did or didn't, but I think they didn't want the No. 1 seed for a reason because we would have played them in the second round", Wall said.

"Got to figure out a way to motivate yourself to get back to that top level of game".

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