Washington rolled into Cleveland and took down the Cavaliers 127-115 behind 37 points and 11 assist from John Wall.
The Wizards were coming off a convincing win over Brooklyn the night before and showed no fatigue against “The King” and company in Cleveland. From opening tip, Washington pushed the pedal to the floor. Wall hit his first eight shots before missing his first shot. Along with his scoring, Wall did a solid job “slowing down” star Kyrie Irving, holding him to just 10 first half points.
LeBron James and the rest of the Cavs, could not get on track the entire game. Cleveland’s defense has been it’s Achilles heel this whole season and tonight was no different. Washington finished shooting a whooping 59.8 percent from the field. Cleveland was also out rebounded by eight and committed 13 TOs. James finished with 24 points, while Kevin Love ended the night with 17.
Bradley Beal started the game 0-from-5 from the three point line before catching fire and finished the game with 27 points. The biggest factor to Washington’s win however was the play of Kelly Oubre Jr. He played with energy every second he was on the floor and it showed, finishing with 16 points and seven rebounds do not tell the whole story. Oubre was the energizer bunny that Washington needed him to be and he ultimately helped secure the win.
Washington will head out to LA to face the Lakers on March 26 while Cleveland looks to back against San Antonio the following night.