Joe G's Running Game Blog
FINAL OT - CLE 103, WAS 96 ... The Cavaliers got their first road win of the season in dramatic fashion, rallying from 15 down to top the Wizards in overtime. Kyrie Irving tied a career-high with 41 points -- including 9 in OT -- in the win. Tristan Thompson doubled-up for the sevnth time this season with 15 points and 12 boards. Earl Clark was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc for 11 points.
1:30, OT - CLE 101, WAS 94 ... Cavs trying to close this one out, Kyrie strikes again, now with 41 -- ties a career-high (also wearing the mask).
3:03, OT - CLE 97, WAS 92 ... It's been the Kyrie Show in the second half, Cavs All-Star just drains another 3-pointer after a nice step-though baseline jumper on previous possession, now with 39 points, tying season-high. He's been playing off the ball most of second half with Delly playing the 1 and doing a nice job -- including setting screen on Irving's last 3pt.
End of regulation, OT - WAS 90, CLE 90 ... Kyrie stripped by Nene on last possession, WAS gets the ball back with 1.6 but can't hit desperation heave; Kyrie finishes regulation with 32 points; Tristan, 15 pts, 8 reb; Delly makes defensive play of the game, hustling back to pick Wall on a play that might've put was up 4.
23.7 4Q - WAS 90, CLE 90 ... Wild finish in D.C. Cavs take the lead on a crazy sequence, with Kyrie losing the ball and Delly stealing it back, resulting in two Irving FT, sinking both. Nene splits a pair and Cavs can use whole clock to end it.
1:00 4Q - WAS 89, CLE 88 ... Tristan Thompson grabbed a loose ball and crushes it home to give Cavs temporary lead, but John Wall hits two FT to keep WAS up.
2:00 4Q - WAS 87, CLE 86 ... Delly hits a big teardrop in the land and Kyrie splashes home his 30th point from FT line extended; Beal w/26 for WAS.
5:33 4Q - CLE 80, WAS 80 ... Kyrie, now with 28, leading Cavs back; Clark, now 3-4 3pt FG -- is 6-7 3pt FG over last two games, w/11 pts tonight; Tristan, 13 pts, 6 reb
Some First half highlights from D.C. ...
End 3Q - WAS 69, CLE 64 ... Jarrett Jack cans a jumper to end 3Q (he's been really good at the end of quarters this year) and Cavs use defense to get back in the game -- Kyrie with 23 pts, 5 asst; Tristan, 13 pts, 6 reb, 2 blk
8:04, 3Q - CLE 54, WAS 53 ... Behind Kyrie (21 pts) and Tristan (11), Cavs have come all the way back to take the lead - trailed in the 1H by as many as 15
End 1H - WAS, 49, CLE 44 ... Kyrie, RED-hot to end 2Q -- three straight 3-pt buckets, the last with Bradley Beal draped on him, now with game-high 17 pts; Kyrie's shooting made up for some poor D on the other end, but Cavs back in it after trailing by 15; CJ Miles, 2-2, 3-pt FG, Kyrie, 3-3; Bynum, 6 pts in just 11 minutes; Cavs now shooting 42 pct
2:25, 2Q - WAS, 43, CLE 35 ... Cavs get three straight stops after the timeout and use a 10-1 run to get back in the game; CJ Miles hits a pair of threes and Kyrie starting to heat up after steal and layup to start run -- both now with 8 pts.
6:18, 2Q - WAS, 40, CLE 25 ... Cavs still struggling from the floor, 30 pct FG, WAS 50 pct; Bynum still leads CLE w/6pts; Tristan, 5 pts -- but neither have scored this quarter; Gee, Jack - 3 pts each off the bench.
End 1Q - WAS, 25, CLE 18 ... Poor end to 1Q, turnover off the in-bounds and gimme bucket by Vesely; Bynum, 6 pts; Tristan, 5 pts, 3 reb, 2 blk, 1 stl; Cavs already w/8 turnovers, shooting 27 percent.
2:15, 1Q - WAS 19, CLE 18 ... Cavs already with five blocked shots; Bynum 6 pts; Tristan, 5 pts, 2 blk.
Pregame - Cavs take on the Wizards for the first of four times this season, both teams riding three-game losing streaks. Cleveland searching for its first road win.
Andrew Bynum returns to the Cavs' starting lineup, which continues to change shape as this quintet starts together for the first time this season. Tonight's starters: G Irving, G Miles, F Clark, F Thompson, C Bynum.