The Cleveland Cavaliers come back in second half to pull off the win at home against the Washington Wizards 119-115. The Cavaliers improve to 49-30, and the Wizards fall to 42-37 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 10 of their last 11 games. LeBron James led all scorers with 33 points on 12 of 20 from the field, including nine rebounds, and 14 assists. Jeff Green dropped in 21 points on 8 of 10 from the field.
Kevin Love put up 16 points on 5 of 10 from the floor, pulled down six rebounds, and drained four three-pointers. Rodney Hood totaled 11 points on 3 of 6 from the field, and stripped away two steals. Rookie Cedi Osman poured in eight points on 2 of 3 from the floor, and gathered two steals in 15 minutes. Kyle Korver added 13 points on 4 of 7 from the field, and hit three triples off the pine. Korver made a clutch three-pointer in the fourth quarter to tie the game 113-113.
Jordan Clarkson contributed 10 points on 5 of 12 from the field off the bench. The Cavaliers shot an incredible 54.5 percent from the field, and shot 48.1 percent on 13 of 27 from three-point range. The Cavaliers could not miss, and they simply went off. The Cavaliers were down by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter, and they came back and won the game.
This was a great game, and was a tied game with under two minutes remaining in the game. Meanwhile, George Hill was out with an ankle injury, and Jose Calderon missed the game with an hamstring injury. The Cavaliers will play again tonight, and will travel to Philadelphia to play against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said about LeBron James, “Like I said before the game, I’ll say it after the game and probably five years from now I’ll say the same thing, he’s the best player in the league and he does that every night. You don’t get to see players like him often.”
For the Wizards, John Wall led the way with 28 points on 10 of 20 from the field, to go along with four rebounds, 14 assists, and three steals. Bradley Beal pitched in 19 points on 7 of 15 from the floor, snatched nine rebounds, gave out eight assists, and buried four three-pointers. Otto Porter racked up 18 points on 8 of 13 from the field, collected eight rebounds, and blocked two shots. Marcin Gortat finished with 10 points on 5 of 9 from the floor, and caught seven rebounds. Markieff Morris managed 15 points on 7 of 12 from the field, snagged five rebounds, and handed out four assists.
Mike Scott generated 12 points on 5 of 9 from the floor in 21 minutes off the bench. The Wizards shot 50 percent from the field, and shot 43 percent on 9 of 21 from beyond the arc. All of Wizards starters scored in double-figures. The Wizards should have won the game, but they blew a 17 point lead in the fourth quarter. The Wizards have now lost four of their last five games.