Washington 89, Cleveland 98

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - #41 Ken Mauer, #44 Eli Roe, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 17200

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 22 28 23 25 98
Washington 22 21 28 18 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 20-38 10-19 10-19 W1
Washington 14-46 8-22 6-24 L2

Recap


CAVALIERS 98, WIZARDS 89: NBA Development League callup Luke Harangody had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Cleveland held off host Washington.

Harangody, who was recalled from the D-League's Canton Charge for a one-night appearance, shot 6 for 11 from the field and added three steals as the Cavaliers (20-38) bounced back from a home-and-home sweep at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.

Cleveland will wrap up its back-to-back-to-back stretch Sunday against the visiting Orlando Magic.

Anthony Parker had 15 points, Tristan Thompson added 14 and Donald Sloan chipped in with 13 for the Cavaliers, who shot 51.5 percent from the field.

John Wall had 19 points and nine assists and Jordan Crawford poured in 18 points for Washington (14-46), which has dropped seven of nine. Kevin Seraphin added 15 points in defeat.

After allowing the Cavaliers to build a seven-point halftime lead, the Wizards responded in the third quarter. Seraphin’s 13-footer early in the frame trimmed the deficit to two, and Roger Mason and James Singleton knocked down 3-pointers later in the quarter after Cleveland went back in front by nine.

Jan Vesely added a two-handed follow-up slam on the Wizards' final possession of the third to make it a two-point game entering the final quarter.

Washington closed to within a point in the early going but followed by making just one field goal during a 4 1/2-minute span, allowing Cleveland to pull away again. Harangody buried an 18-footer with 5:22 remaining to make it a nine-point advantage, and Washington wouldn't challenge the rest of the way.

The victory allowed Cleveland to surpass its win total from all of last season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland rookie PG Kyrie Irving (sprained shoulder) is expected to miss one more game but will take part in shootaround Tuesday and may play that night against the host Detroit Pistons. F Anderson Varejao (broken wrist) said he's still dealing with soreness and is a long shot to play in the Cavaliers' next two games. ... Harangody was making his first NBA start. ... Seraphin came into the night averaging 15.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in eight games this month.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Washington
Luke Harangody 16 Scoring John Wall 19
Anthony Parker 5 Assists John Wall 9
Luke Harangody 10 Rebounds Jan Vesely 11
Anthony Parker 7 Free Throws Made Kevin Seraphin 3
Luke Harangody 3 Steals Chris Singleton 3
Tristan Thompson 2 Blocks Kevin Seraphin 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 98 51.5 3-8 27-33 17 34 3 8 17
Washington 89 43.7 4-14 9-12 20 34 9 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Wizards have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .261 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .211 after a win and .410 after a loss.
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