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Cavs Go Wire-to-Wire for First Road Win


WRAP-UP

Friday’s contest had a lot of drama for a ballgame in which the Wine & Gold led from wire-to-wire.

The Cavaliers built a 21-point lead, saw the Wizards cut that to just a single point, then pulled away for their first road win of the season – a 113-100 decision at Capital One Arena.

Getting the 11th win in their last 15 visits to D.C., the Cavs got a great team effort – with seven players in double-figures, including four of five starters with at least 15 points apiece. Cleveland got big efforts from both rookies and another pair of double-doubles from Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.

Thompson was outstanding on both ends – finishing with a team-high 21 points to go with 12 boards, nine of those off the offensive glass. The ninth-year pro and longest-tenured Cavalier went 8-of-12 from the floor, adding three assists, three steals and a pair of blocks.

Love attempted just six shots, doing his damage from the stripe, where he went 10-of-13 – finishing with 16 points and 12 boards for his sixth double-double of the year. Love also blocked a pair of shots.

Rookies Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. tallied career-highs in Friday’s win.

Garland finished with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, adding a team-high six assists and a pair of steals. Porter tallied 11 of his 13 points in the first quarter, adding three boards and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench.

Collin Sexton added 16 points on 7-for-19 shooting, his 31st straight game in double-figure scoring. Cedi Osman extended his double-digit scoring stretch to six games, netting 11 points, four assists and a pair of steals.

The Cavaliers did much of their damage from the free throw line, going 25-of-29 from the stripe. Washington was just 3-of-6.

Thomas Bryant, Bradley Beal and rookie Rui Hachimura all finished with 20-plus points for the Wizards.


HIGHLIGHT

Cedi Osman shows of his athleticism with plays on both ends of the court, tallying a steal and a layup in just a few seconds.


TURNING POINT

There were exactly zero ties and zero lead-changes in Friday night’s game. But there were some nervous moments down the stretch.

The Cavaliers cruised through the first half, but Washington kept chipping away after intermission – cutting Cleveland’s lead to just four, 88-84, after three quarters. In the fourth, they cut it to just one – 89-88 – on Ish Smith’s layup.

Kevin Love stopped the bleeding with a layup of his own two possessions later. And Jordan Clarkson connected on back-to-back buckets minutes later, giving the Cavs some breathing room.

Tristan Thompson scored six of Cleveland’s final nine points, with the other three coming via a rim-rattling triple from Collin Sexton.


BY THE NUMBERS

17.4, 11.6, 2.8, 1.87 … points, rebounds, assists and blocked shots, respectively, that Tristan Thompson is averaging this season – all career-highs.

After snagging nine offensive rebounds on Friday night, he’s now averaging 5.1 on the season – tops in the NBA.


QUOTABLE

Kevin Love, on Tristan Thompson’s performance this year …

"Just relentless. He has his legs underneath him, he’s fully healthy. He took the summer to really get right and I’m proud of how Tristan is doing. He’s really becoming a vocal leader; he’s taking everybody under his wing. I told him he picked me up tonight when I was in foul trouble and was I down and out. He’s done a lot for this team and extends even more than what he does on the court."


CALLS OF THE GAME

Enjoy the best broadcast calls of the night from Cavaliers Radio Network's Tim Alcorn and 87.7 La Mega's Rafa Hernandez-Brito.


UP NEXT

The Cavaliers three-game trip rolls on, heading to Madison Square Garden for the Wine & Gold’s first meeting of the season against the Julius Randle and the Knicks. The roadie wraps up on Tuesday night against Ben Simmons and the Sixers in Philly.

Cleveland comes home for a pair next week – welcoming the Heat to town on Thursday evening (6 p.m.) before a Sunday afternoon visit by the Sixers.

GAME RECAP: Cavaliers 113, Wizards 100

Tristan Thompson scores 21 points as the Cavaliers get the win over the Wizards 113-100.

Cavaliers at Wizards – November 8, 2019

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GAME RECAP: Cavaliers 113, Wizards 100

Tristan Thompson scores 21 points as the Cavaliers get the win over the Wizards 113-100.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:01

Love and Delly Record Back-to-Back Blocks

Kevin Love and Matthew Dellavedova record a pair of blocks in the final frame of Friday's game in D.C.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:16

T-Top Sends the Wizards Shot Back

Tristan Thompson shows off his athleticism with a big-time block on the Wiz in the third frame.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:15

Garland Oops Tristan at End of Half

Darius Garland finds Tristan Thompson for the monster alley-oop late in the first half.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:07

KPJ Goes Up & Under for the Fancy Bucket

Kevin Porter Jr. makes a fancy layup in the second quarter and gets fouled in the process.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:15

Delly Strikes from Long Range

Delly knocks down a quick three on Friday night in D.C.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:10

Garland Zips in the Assist to Cedi

Darius Garland finds Cedi Osman with a laser pass in the first frame.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:10

Featured Highlight: Cedi Steals & Scores

Cedi Osman makes a great effort early in the opening quarter, picking off the Wizards offense and taking it back the other way for the score.
Nov 8, 2019  |  00:17

Cavs at Wizards Shootaround: Coach Beilein

Cavaliers Head Coach John Beilein spoke with the media following Friday’s shootaround at Capital One Arena as the Wine & Gold prep for the Washington Wizards.
Nov 8, 2019  |  03:35

Cavs at Wizards Shootaround: Kevin Love

Cavaliers forward/center Kevin Love spoke with the media following Friday’s shootaround at Capital One Arena as the Wine & Gold prep for the Washington Wizards.
Nov 8, 2019  |  03:18

Cavs at Wizards Practice: Coach Beilein

Cavaliers Head Coach John Beilein spoke with the media following Thursday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts as the Wine & Gold prep for the Washington Wizards.
Nov 7, 2019  |  07:25

Cavs at Wizards Practice: Matthew Dellavedova

Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova spoke with the media following Thursday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts as the Wine & Gold prep for the Washington Wizards.
Nov 7, 2019  |  04:40
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