LeBron James posted his third career playoff triple-double, and helped contain Caron Butler as the Cavaliers routed the Wizards, 105-88, to end their Eastern Conference best-of-seven series in six games on Friday.
James recorded 27 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists, while two other Cavaliers scored 20 points or more. Wally Szczerbiak scored a career playoff-best 26 and reserve Daniel Gibson added 22. Szczerbiak and Gibson combined for 10 of Cleveland's 11 3-pointers.
Antawn Jamison led Washington with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Butler, the hero of the Wizards' Wednesday Game 5 victory, was limited to 18 points, a far cry from his 32-point outburst in the series' fifth game. Brendan Haywood added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wizards played without forward Darius Songaila, who was suspended from Friday's game. Washington was already without guard Gilbert Arenas, who ruled himself out for the rest of the season before Game 5 because of his surgically repaired left knee.
Cleveland went on a 21-4 run midway through the second quarter to pull away from Washington. The Wizards coasted along the rest of the way.
Cleveland, which reached the NBA finals a year ago, will face the winner of the Boston-Atlanta series. The series is now tied at 3-3. The deciding Game 7 is on Sunday.