March 19, 2013
Their best month of the season behind them, the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in the midst of yet another poor stretch.
With Kyrie Irving set to miss even more time after his latest injury, turning things around could prove difficult.
The Cavs go for their third win in as many meetings with Washington in 2012-13 on Tuesday night, though the Wizards will have star guard John Wall in the lineup for the first time in the season series.
Cleveland (21-42) went 7-5 in February and closed the month with a 4-1 stretch, but it's lost four of five since and the outlook doesn't appear any brighter going forward after Irving left a 100-96 loss at Toronto on Sunday. He suffered a sprained left shoulder during a collision on a drive to the basket and could be out a month - or even the rest of the regular season, as the team has only 19 games left.
Irving, among the top 10 in the NBA with 23.0 points per game, has already missed plenty of action. He sat out 11 games in November and December with a broken finge