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Recap

The Wizards cut what was once a 14 point Cavs lead to two, but their comeback ultimately fell short as they dropped a tough one at Verizon Center, 115-113. Martell Webster did his best to get the Wizards back in the game with a couple of late threes but they had already dug themselves too big of a hole to get out of. Both teams shot the ball over 50% in a high scoring affair, but it was the Cavs dominance on the glass that made the difference, as they outrebounded the Wizards by 11. John Wall had his 18th double-double of the year, finishing with 32 points and 10 assists while Nene had 19 points and Webster 18. For the Cavs, Waiters came off the bench to score 24 and Irving had a double-double with 23 points and 12 assists.

Key Moment

After a Seraphin dunk on the first play of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to six, the Cavs went on an 8-0 run to go up by 14, which would prove to be insurmountable for the Wizards. The Wizards went 0-5 from the field over the three minute scoreless stretch.

Player of the Game

John Wall was magnificent in the loss, leading all scorers with 32 points on 10/19 shooting (2-4 from beyond the arc). He also had 10 assists, five rebounds, two steals and was a +10.

Key Number

29/33. The Cavs free throw shooting was impeccable tonight, as up until two late Jarrett Jack misses, they hit everything down the stretch which sealed the game.

Unsung Hero

Martell Webster had the hot hand from three point range, shooting 6/10 from beyond the arc and finishing with 18 points in his 24 minutes of work.

By: Jacob Raim



Field Goal %: 50.6%
3 Point %: 55.0%
Assists: 29
Rebounds: 34
Opponents Field Goal %: 51.9%


Points: John Wall - 32
Rebounds: Gortat and Nene - 8
Assists: John Wall - 10
Blocks: Marcin Gortat - 2
Steals: Nene - 4