Joe G's Running Game Blog
FINAL - CLE 115, WAS 113... Cavaliers win a wild one in D.C. Jarrett Jack missed both FT after a Martell Webster trey, but deflects the in-bounds pass to leave Wizards with 0.2 remaining; Cavaliers get contributions from everyone in boxscore, snap six-game skid; Dion Waiters leads the Cavs with 24 pts; Kyrie double-double - 23 pts, 12 asst.
2.9, 4Q - CLE 115, WAS 113... Martell Webster hits another trey; Cavs will have to do it again at the line; WAS out of TO.
12.1, 4Q - CLE 113, WAS110 ... Kyrie's been sticking FTs, but Martell Webster canned a trey, he'll have to keep rolling -- now 13-13- from the stripe.
26.6, 4Q - CLE 109, WAS105 ... Four FTs and a 3pt by wall and a blocked shot on Cavs end have made this close; Cavs have possession after timeout ...
1:58, 4Q - CLE 107, WAS 96 ... Bradley Beal blew a layup that would have cut it to five and Alonzo Gee makes it a four-point swing on the other end, flushing home a Dion Waiters' miss; Waiters scored on layup on the other end and the Cavs are in control.
9:08, 4Q - CLE 101, WAS 87 ... Cavs bench doing a number on WAS -- outscoring Wiz second unit, 55-20; Dion leads everyone w/22, but more importnatly, he and rest of Cavs have played with energy, passion, hustle; Cavs getting contributions from everyone; Kyrie double-double, 17 pt, 12 asst; Tristan, 10 pt, 7 reb, 2 stl.
End 3Q - CLE 93, WAS 85 ... big 3Q for Dion Waiters as the shootout continues; Dion, now with 20 pts, 9-11 FG; Kyrie, 17 pts, career-high-tying 12 reb; Miles, 16 pts, 7-11 FG; Cavs shooting 59 pct FG, looking crisp, have stemmed WAS runs; Delly, Zeller, Bennett have all contributed off bench.
End 1H - CLE 67, WAS 63 ... Cavs haven't looked as good as they did in the 1H since the West Coast trip; three Cavs in double-figures, CJ Miles, 6-8 FG, 14 pts, Waiters, 6-7 FG, 13 pts, Kyrie, double-double in 1H -- 12pt, 10 asst; Gee, very active on both ends, 7 pts, 4 reb; Anthony Bennett, 7 pts, 3-3 FG; Cavs shooting 60 pct FG, Wiz, 55 pct.
4:16, 2Q - CLE 56, WAS 53 ... Cavs reserves already 30 combined pts -- second unit has dominated Wizards' bench in both earlier games; Dion, 13 pts -- always with something to prove against Beal; Anthony Bennett, 3-3 FG, 7 pts.
8:11, 2Q - CLE 44, WAS 33 ... Great to see Alonzo Gee come off the bench, get active, and throw down; Gee, also pair of boards and a steal; Zeller, now w/6 pts off the bench; Cavs shooting 57 percent; Kyrie, 6 assists.
End 1Q - WAS 38, CLE 32 ... Shootout through 1Q in D.C.; bad TO at the end of period and Wall goes (quickly) coast-to-coast to push Wizards' lead; Miles leads everyone w/12 pts -- 5-6 FG; Kyrie, Tristan, Waiters (3-3 FG) all w/6 pts; Cavs shooting 61 percent FG, Wizards, 66.
2:11, 1Q - CLE 30, WAS 30 ... CJ Miles -- starting at SF in place of an ill Luol Deng -- is red-hot so far, 5-6 FG, 12 pts; Kyrie, Tristan, 6 pts apiece; Tristan, Andy, 3 reb.
Pregame - Third of four games between these two teams, with each squad taking a game on each other's home floor. Cleveland's reserves have outscored Washington's through the first two games, 78-19.
The bug has been going around the squad. Kyrie was sick this morning in D.C. and missed shootaround (but will still start tonight). Luol Deng wasn't so lucky. He's out and C.J. Miles will start in his place.
Starting lineup: G Jack, G Irving, F Miles, F Thompson, C Varejao