John Wall believes the Washington Wizards pose the most difficult threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.

"It's playoff style," Beal said of Friday night's game. "That's one of the best teams to be assembled. You've got LeBron, been in the Finals the last seven times. You know, so there's always hype behind it. And you always bring your A game when you're playing against the best. So that's kind of how we go back and forth. We know we can challenge them, and they know they challenge us. It's always a good matchup. We love it. We embrace it."

Wall said the Wizards have the Cavs' respect and that they gave them "the best matchup."