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James, Irving lead Cavaliers to 5th straight victory


By STEPHEN WHYNO
Posted Jan 06 2016 11:29PM

WASHINGTON (AP) While the Washington Wizards try to promote John Wall's case for the NBA All-Star Game, Kyrie Irving put on a show to illustrate why the Cleveland Cavaliers think he should get the nod.

Irving scored 21 of his season-best 32 points in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' fifth straight victory, 121-115 at the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

While LeBron James had 34 points, Irving scored 10 points in a row in the fourth quarter and showed no ill effects from the injury that ended his 2015 playoffs and postponed his season debut until mid-December. Despite playing in just seven games this season, Irving looks like an All-Star to James.

"At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how many games, he's an All-Star player," James said. "He's much more than just an all-star. He's much better than that. He's 23 years old, and he hasn't even scratched the surface yet.

Irving had a 25-point game Monday night at home against Toronto, and it looks as if he's in midseason form.

"Those are two pretty big performances after being out for so long," Cleveland coach David Blatt said. "It's only reasonable to expect that he's going to go through a process and still have days when he's better and days when he's going to have some effect of the many months that he was out. But it sure didn't look like that tonight."

Irving turned the ball over to Nene early in the fourth quarter, which led to a layup by Ramon Sessions that tied it. Irving then reeled off 10 consecutive points while the Cavaliers' defense got some timely stops.

His fourth-quarter performance certainly caught the attention of his teammates, who see how much Irving is improving in the weeks since he returned.

"It was nuts," said guard J.R. Smith, who hit five 3-pointers and had 25 points. "To do what he's doing nine or 10 months to get back and still be able to come out there and shake and bake like he's doing it's remarkable."

The Wizards had one of their best offensive performances of the season, but their defensive letdowns proved frustrating.

"We did a bad job of knowing personnel in certain spots of who we wanted to shoot the ball," Wizards forward Jared Dudley said. "I thought we scored enough to win the game. ... Overall, not enough stops to win."

James hit 3-pointers on four of five possessions, and the lead got to 18 at one point. But the Wizards came back enough to put a scare into the Eastern Conference-leading Cavs.

"Isn't that the beautiful thing about NBA basketball? An 18-point lead can go away in the drop of the hat, because the other guy's good and Washington was good tonight," Blatt said. "That wasn't an easy game."

Except Irving made it look easy. Still, he understands this is still a process of getting back into form.

"The first few games were just being able to solidify myself back in the league and being an elite athlete and get around guards," Irving said. "That was the hump I needed to get over, and now I think I'm starting to get over it going from game to game going against great matchups, great players every single night, great teams."

SPARE THE BOWLING

When the Cavaliers embarked on a long trip last season, players went bowling to try to shake off a six-game skid. Blatt didn't have plans for anything like that as his team opened a six-game road swing.

"Sometimes desperation leads to wondrous thinking," Blatt said. "And I think that was an example of that."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Cleveland played its fourth game of the season with a starting lineup of James, Love, Tristan Thompson, Smith and Irving and improved to 4-0 with it. ... Thompson, who Wittman called a "beast on the boards," finished with just three rebounds.

Wizards: Nene returned from a 19-game absence with a strained left calf and Gary Neal was back in the lineup after missing five games with a strained right quadriceps muscle. ... Kris Humphries missed the game with a knee injury.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: At Minnesota on Friday night.

Wizards: Host Toronto on Friday night.


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CLE
WAS
     
    • 53.9%

    • 55.3%

    • 41.4%

    • 58.3%

    • 68.4%

    • 63.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE WAS
Total Rebounds 44 33
Offensive Rebounds 13 5
Turnovers 10 12
Fast Break Pts: 5 22
Biggest Lead: 18 7
Points in the Paint: 52 42
CLE WAS
p James   34 Temple   21
rb James   10 Porter Jr.   7
a 2 players   4 Wall   12
s Smith   3 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 Porter Jr.   1
 
  • 12/01 - WAS 97 @ CLE 85
  • 01/06 - CLE 121 @ WAS 115
  • 02/28 - CLE 99 @ WAS 113
  • 03/04 - WAS 83 @ CLE 108
Cleveland Cavaliers (24-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 39:42 12-22 4-9 6-8 +2 0 10 10 4 3 1 2 1 0 34
K. Love F 28:41 4-10 0-1 0-0 +2 5 4 9 0 3 2 2 1 0 8
T. Thompson C 35:41 4-7 0-0 4-6 -3 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 12
J. Smith G 34:41 10-16 5-10 0-0 +9 0 3 3 1 4 3 0 0 0 25
K. Irving G 33:53 14-22 1-4 3-5 +6 2 3 5 3 1 2 4 1 0 32
M. Dellavedova   28:15 1-5 1-2 0-0 +1 3 1 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 3
I. Shumpert   29:49 2-4 1-3 0-0 +19 1 5 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 5
R. Jefferson   04:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Mozgov   04:31 1-3 0-0 0-0 -3 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
J. Cunningham   00:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-89 12-29 13-19   13 31 44 16 20 9 10 3 1 121
  53.9% 41.4% 68.4%   team rebs: 4 total to: 12
Washington Wizards (15-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Porter Jr. F 33:20 4-7 2-4 2-3 +2 2 5 7 2 3 2 1 1 0 12
J. Dudley F 34:41 3-7 2-4 4-5 -5 1 4 5 4 3 1 1 0 0 12
M. Gortat C 30:21 6-9 0-0 0-0 -3 2 4 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 12
G. Temple G 34:15 7-10 3-5 4-5 +7 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 21
J. Wall G 40:23 8-19 4-4 0-2 -5 0 3 3 12 2 1 7 0 3 20
K. Oubre Jr.   10:24 2-4 0-1 0-1 -5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
G. Neal   20:45 5-8 1-3 2-3 -16 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 13
Nene   11:48 3-4 0-0 1-4 0 0 4 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 7
R. Sessions   16:15 3-7 1-2 2-2 -2 0 1 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 9
J. Eddie   07:48 1-1 1-1 2-2 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
D. Blair DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Gooden DND - Strained Right calf
Total   240 42-76 14-24 17-27   5 28 33 31 18 7 12 1 3 115
  55.3% 58.3% 63.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Harris, Kaun
  • Wizards: Anderson, Beal, Humphries

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Wizards: Wittman

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #11 Derrick Collins, #35 Steven Anderson
  • Attendance: 20356
  • Duration: 2:09
Cleveland Cavaliers (25-9) Washington Wizards (15-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Thompson (Porter Jr. gains possession)
  11:44 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  11:38  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:36  
  11:36 Porter Jr. Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (T Washington) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:21 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:08 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:07 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:04
[WAS 3-0]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gortat (1 AST) 
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:42
[CLE 2-3]
 
  10:32
[WAS 5-2]
Temple Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (1 AST) 
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:07
[CLE 4-5]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  10:01  
  10:01
[WAS 6-4]
Temple Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:01
[WAS 7-4]
Temple Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:44
[CLE 6-7]
 
  09:38
[WAS 9-6]
Gortat Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST)  09:18  
  09:13 Temple Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:10  
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[CLE 8-9]
 
  08:30 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:29 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:27
[WAS 11-8]
Dudley Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  08:08 Porter Jr. Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Collins) 
  08:08 Porter Jr. Substitution replaced by Oubre Jr. 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:40 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:39  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wall (1 ST)  07:32  
  07:28
[WAS 13-8]
Wall Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Oubre Jr. (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:27  
  07:17 Temple Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington) 
  07:05 Dudley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:05  
Team Rebound  07:05  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:05
[CLE 9-13]
 
  06:41 Oubre Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Team Rebound 
  06:41 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
James Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:22
[CLE 11-13]
 
  06:11
[WAS 15-11]
Gortat Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (2 AST) 
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:52
[CLE 13-15]
 
  05:43 Oubre Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:42  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
James Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  05:29  
  05:29 Temple Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:29 Team Rebound 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:29  
  05:29
[WAS 16-13]
Temple Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:00 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:59  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:29 Temple 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:28  
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:15  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:08
[WAS 18-13]
Oubre Jr. Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (3 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:48  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:46 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  03:44  
  03:44 Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:44 Temple Substitution replaced by Neal 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  03:44  
  03:44 Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:44  
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:23  
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:22
[CLE 15-18]
 
  02:58 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:56  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:45  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:44
[CLE 17-18]
 
  02:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:38 Gortat Substitution replaced by Nene 
  02:34 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Oubre Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:07 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:06  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  01:43  
  01:43 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:43 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:43  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  01:43  
  01:43 Wall Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  01:43 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:42  
Mozgov Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:22  
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  01:10  
  01:10 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:10 Team Rebound 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  01:10  
  01:10
[WAS 19-17]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:58.6  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:58.3
[CLE 19-19]
 
  00:45.7
[WAS 21-19]
Oubre Jr. Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:45.7  
Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:45.7  
  00:45.7 Dudley Substitution replaced by Eddie 
  00:45.7 Oubre Jr. Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:44.9  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:34.1  
Mozgov Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:34.1
[CLE 21-21]
 
  00:27.9
[WAS 24-21]
Eddie 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:11.2
[CLE 23-24]
 
  00:11.2 Sessions Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson) 
  00:11.2 Oubre Jr. Substitution replaced by Wall 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:11.2
[CLE 24-24]
 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:00.3  
  00:00.3
[WAS 25-24]
Eddie Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:00.3
[WAS 26-24]
Eddie Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (25-9) Washington Wizards (15-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:38 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:29  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:12 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:58
[WAS 28-24]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  10:33  
  10:18 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:17  
Irving Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  10:08
[CLE 26-28]
 
  09:56
[WAS 30-26]
Nene Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Irving Driving Bank shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:40
[CLE 28-30]
 
  09:28
[WAS 32-28]
Sessions Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (T Washington)  09:12  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by James  09:12  
  09:12 Neal Substitution replaced by Wall 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  09:12  
  09:04
[WAS 35-28]
Sessions 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  08:42  
  08:42 Nene Substitution replaced by Gortat 
Thompson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  08:37
[CLE 30-35]
 
  08:19 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:18  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porter Jr. (1 BLK)  08:04  
  08:03 Eddie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Smith  07:58  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  07:47
[CLE 32-35]
 
  07:32 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  07:25
[CLE 35-35]
 
  07:16
[WAS 37-35]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST) 
  07:00 Eddie Substitution replaced by Temple 
James Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  06:55
[CLE 37-37]
 
  06:36 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:35 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:32 Porter Jr. Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:29 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:28  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:01 Wall Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:58  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST)  05:50
[CLE 40-37]
 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  05:43  
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Wittman Technical (D Collins) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  05:43  
James Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  05:43
[CLE 41-37]
 
  05:43
[WAS 38-41]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:43
[WAS 39-41]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Porter Jr. (1 ST)  05:34  
Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington)  05:33  
  05:19
[WAS 41-41]
Gortat Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  04:52  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:52  
  04:40 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:39  
James Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:31
[CLE 43-41]
 
  04:21 Wall Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:19
[WAS 43-43]
Gortat Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:05  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:51
[CLE 46-43]
 
  03:41 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
  03:39 Sessions Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Collins) 
  03:39 Sessions Substitution replaced by Neal 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  03:39  
James Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST)  03:30
[CLE 48-43]
 
  03:19 Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
  03:15 Porter Jr. Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 49-43]
 
  03:15 Porter Jr. Substitution replaced by Oubre Jr. 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 50-43]
 
  02:58
[WAS 46-50]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wall (4 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
Team Rebound  02:35  
  02:35 Gortat Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
  02:35 Temple Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:18
[CLE 52-46]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (S Anderson)  02:05  
  02:05 Dudley Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  02:05 Team Rebound 
  02:05
[WAS 47-52]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:05  
  02:05
[WAS 48-52]
Dudley Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS) 
Shumpert Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:50
[CLE 54-48]
 
  01:32 Wall Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:31  
  01:25 Wall Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:25
[CLE 55-48]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:25
[CLE 56-48]
 
  01:10 Oubre Jr. Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  01:00
[CLE 59-48]
 
James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  00:47.6  
  00:47.6
[WAS 49-59]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:47.6 Oubre Jr. Substitution replaced by Temple 
  00:47.6
[WAS 50-59]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:31.9
[CLE 61-50]
 
  00:20.9 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  00:16.6 Temple Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:16.6
[CLE 62-50]
 
  00:16.6 Neal Substitution replaced by Eddie 
  00:16.6 Gortat Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:16.6  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:16.6  
  00:15.9 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.1 Wall Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK) 
  00:00.1 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (25-9) Washington Wizards (15-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Love Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  11:41
[CLE 64-50]
 
  11:20
[WAS 53-64]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Porter Jr. (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  10:49
[CLE 67-53]
 
  10:36 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:35  
James 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  10:28
[CLE 70-53]
 
  10:14
[WAS 55-70]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gortat (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  10:05
[CLE 73-55]
 
  09:49
[WAS 58-73]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wall (5 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:25
[WAS 61-73]
Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gortat (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS)  09:03
[CLE 76-61]
 
  08:50 Dudley Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:36 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (T Washington)  08:36  
  08:27 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:26  
  08:18 Dudley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:12
[CLE 78-61]
 
  08:06
[WAS 63-78]
Temple Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (6 AST) 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins)  08:06  
  08:06
[WAS 64-78]
Temple Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:35
[WAS 66-78]
Gortat Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Porter Jr. (2 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  07:12  
  07:12 Porter Jr. Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:12 Team Rebound 
  07:12
[WAS 67-78]
Porter Jr. Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (30 PTS)  06:49
[CLE 80-67]
 
  06:29
[WAS 70-80]
Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (7 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  06:06
[CLE 83-70]
 
  05:54 Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  05:53  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Porter Jr. (2 ST)  05:48  
  05:42 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:35  
  05:29 Gortat Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:29
[CLE 84-70]
 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:29  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:29
[CLE 85-70]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Anderson)  05:18  
  05:10
[WAS 72-85]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:47
[WAS 74-85]
Temple Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wall (8 AST) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  04:25
[CLE 87-74]
 
  04:12
[WAS 77-87]
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:50  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  03:32
[CLE 90-77]
 
  03:08
[WAS 80-90]
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wall (9 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:31
[WAS 83-90]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:13 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:05
[WAS 85-90]
Porter Jr. Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Temple (1 AST) 
Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  02:05  
  02:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:05  
  02:05
[WAS 86-90]
Porter Jr. Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:41
[CLE 92-86]
 
  01:20 Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:19  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:49.9
[WAS 89-92]
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dudley (4 AST) 
  00:35.6 Gortat Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) (D Collins) 
James Free Throw Technical Missed  00:35.6  
Team Rebound  00:35.6  
  00:35.6 Gortat Substitution replaced by Nene 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.9 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:09.9 Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  00:00.1
[CLE 95-89]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[WAS 91-95]
Nene Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:26  
Team Rebound  11:24  
James Layup Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:06
[WAS 93-95]
Neal Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST) 
James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  11:06  
  11:06 Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:05  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST)  10:57  
  10:53
[WAS 95-95]
Sessions Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:34
[CLE 97-95]
 
  10:34 Temple Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:34  
  10:34 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:11 Temple 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:10  
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:59
[CLE 99-95]
 
  09:44 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:43  
  09:42 Neal Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
  09:19 Nene Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:04
[CLE 101-95]
 
  08:52 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:51  
  08:43 Dudley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (T Washington) 
  08:43  
  08:43 Dudley Substitution replaced by Wall 
  08:43 Temple Substitution replaced by Porter Jr. 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 3 (20 PTS)  08:43
[CLE 102-95]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 3 (21 PTS)  08:43
[CLE 103-95]
 
Irving Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:20 Nene Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Collins) 
  08:20 Nene Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  08:00  
Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:59  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:47 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  07:46  
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  07:35
[CLE 105-95]
 
  07:21 Porter Jr. Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
  07:15 Sessions Substitution replaced by Eddie 
James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  07:15  
  07:07 Wall Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 106-95]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  06:44  
  06:44
[WAS 96-106]
Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:44 Nene Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  06:44
[WAS 97-106]
Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:27  
Smith Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:11
[CLE 108-97]
 
  06:03 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:01  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:42  
Irving Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:30
[CLE 110-97]
 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Substitution replaced by James  05:29  
  05:29 Eddie Substitution replaced by Temple 
  05:20
[WAS 99-110]
Neal Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wall (10 AST) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  05:04
[CLE 112-99]
 
  04:39
[WAS 101-112]
Porter Jr. Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wall (11 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  04:19  
  04:12 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:10  
James Layup Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Washington)  03:47  
  03:39
[WAS 103-112]
Neal Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Made (27 PTS)  03:11
[CLE 114-103]
 
  03:00 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  02:59  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:26 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:25  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS)  02:06
[CLE 116-103]
 
  01:57
[WAS 105-116]
Temple Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Wall (12 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  01:45
[CLE 119-105]
 
  01:33
[WAS 107-119]
Neal Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:09  
  01:09 Dudley Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  01:09 Neal Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  01:01
[WAS 109-119]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (34 PTS)  00:41.9
[CLE 121-109]
 
  00:30.9
[WAS 112-121]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gortat (2 ST)  00:09.9  
  00:02.9
[WAS 115-121]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Sessions (6 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
WAS
4th Southeast
41
41
6-4
22-19
19-22
 
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bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
WAS
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