The Eastern Conference has been painfully awful this season. There's no doubting that. And the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers have been two of the main culprits.
Going into Sunday's game, the Cavaliers had just ended their 26-game losing streak. Well, their one-game winning streak didn't last very long.
The Wizards broke a streak of their own, winning their first road game of the season after losing their first 25.
And the awful Cavs allowed the Wizards to beat them. Finally.
The sad thing here is that just a few years ago these two teams were dueling it out in the NBA Playoffs. LeBron James was leading the Cavs, while Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, and Caron Butler were leading the way for the Wiz.
None of those guys are on their respective teams any more. Poor Antawn Jamison. He is stuck on the Cavaliers now. He goes from being on one of the best teams in the East to being on the worst in less than a year. And it's the same team.
Now these two teams are making the Nets from last season look good. These guys just can't win.
The East has the Celtics, Heat, Magic, and the Bulls. Maybe the Celtics or Heat can win it all. What the conference, which once seemed on its way to besting the West, has now, are teams like the Wiz and Cavs.
The Cavaliers are 9-46. They make the 15-win Wizards look good. The San Antonio Spurs are 45-9 in the West, almost the exact opposite of the Cavs.
The only good thing that came out of Sunday's Wizards vs. Cavaliers game was that someone won. Because they couldn't both lose.