Now, the word of a single reporter isn't exactly the same as a direct quote from the horse's mouth, but Sheridan called James" return to Cleveland "48 hours before anyone else" back in 2014, and pretty much predicted James' famous "Decision' in 2010 to go to Miami - so the man's sources tend to be on point. While Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky would prefer to avoid LeBron and the Cavs in any case, they might not be able to.
Following yet another LeBeast night, in which LeBron James posted a respectable stat line in just the final six minutes of the game (13 points, four rebounds, three assists for a 16-point comeback), the Cavs have advanced to a 49-30 record for the season.
More important, the Sixers' triumph moved them into sole possession of third place in the Eastern Conference with three games to go in the regular season.
JJ Redick poured in 28 points and the Sixers' bench outscored the Cavaliers bench 56-25 on the back of 23 from Marco Belinelli and a had his best game as a 17-point, 11 rebound double double from Ersan Ilyasova.
It's worth noting that Cleveland has really turned it on in Lue's absence, losing just one game out of their last 10.
Jaylen Brown finished with a career-high 32 points for the Celtics, who will be the east's second seed in the playoffs.
Cleveland led by as many as 15 points in the first half but watched its lead reduce to rubble when Washington picked its effort up on both ends.
Cleveland's Cedi Osman was fouled with 2.5 seconds left. Fans will be keeping an eye on how the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets fare this coming NBA Playoffs. Simmons (27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists) had help from J.J.
Behind Wall, Beal and Porter - and helped by some awful shots by the Cavs - the Wizards went on an 11-0 run to take an 82-76 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter.
In front of Philly legend Allen Iverson, Cleveland was pitiful in the first half, handing the ball over to the Sixers time and time again as Simmons dominated in the open floor with a series of highlight reel plays. "We are playing well".
The Toronto Raptors clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 92-73 win against the Indiana Pacers, while the Minnesota Timberwolves toppled the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Phoenix Suns 122-103.
"There are certain teams you can't make turnovers against", James said.
The 21-year-old Melbourne-born Rookie of the Year favourite said he was chasing James' mantle as the best player in the world.