John Wall has no structural damage on injured left shoulder

John Wall and Bradley Beal say, with mostly straight faces, that the Cavs tanked to avoid the Wizards last season

Prior to Friday night's encounter with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Washington Wizards' star duo John Wall and Bradley Beal gave an interesting interview to ESPN. We know we can challenge them, and they know they challenge us. "They didn't want to go down in the second round". He's listed as questionable to play in Sunday's game against Toronto.

"I think they understand what we can bring to the table". The Wizards thought they would have a chance to play the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals last spring before falling to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the semifinals, and they are going through some bumps in the road early in 2017-18 as well. "That's just the way I feel", Beal said Friday before the Wizards hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). I'm not going to sit here and do that.

"We were playing disgusting", Smith told to ESPN.

Smith claims he and his teammates didn't discuss the comments by Beal and Wall but it certainly looked that way as they were playing with a chip on their shoulder and more energy than recent games.

ABOUT THE WIZARDS (4-3): Washington isn't coming off its best defensive performance of the season either after surrendering 70 second-half points in the loss to the Suns, marking its third defeat in the last four games.

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The job gains - which more than doubled economists' forecasts - suggest the economy may be poised to end the year with a bang. Canada's economy added 35,300 jobs in October on gains in full-time employment, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

Wall and Beal, though, don't lack for confidence, nor should they.

"Probably", Beal said. "But at the end of the day, I still stand on what I say and my teammates". "I thought we did some good things", Lue told reporters.

The Wizards are, unsurprisingly, significantly better this season when Wall is on the court, but the on/off splits for the offense are especially staggering.

Do you smell blood with the way the Cavs are playing right now? "And hopefully down the line, we'll see him again, hopefully in a seven-game series". "We're a targeted team now".

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