Washington 96, Cleveland 85

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #44 Eli Roe, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 18086

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 21 28 28 19 96
Cleveland 27 18 18 22 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 19-46 10-22 9-24 W5
Cleveland 21-44 11-22 10-22 L3

Recap


WIZARDS 96, CAVALIERS 85: John Wall had 21 points and 13 assists as Washington won its fifth straight.

The Wizards took a 53-49 lead into the half and held it throughout the second half, extending it to as many as 17 on a night the Cavaliers limited Kyrie Irving’s minutes.

Irving, who averaged 21.5 points in his last three games, woke up with the stomach flu on Wednesday and was initially doubtful to play. He wound up playing, but saw less than 10 minutes in the first quarter and did not return. He finished with five points and an assist.

Kevin Seraphin had 12 points, Nene had 12 points and seven rebounds and James Singleton had 10 points for the Wizards, who haven’t lost since the Cavaliers beat them at home on April 14. The Wizards are still locked into the league’s second-worst record despite the winning streak.

Antawn Jamison was the only starter to score in double figures for the Cavaliers with 10 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Cavaliers rookie D.J. Kennedy had 12 points and six rebounds off the bench in his NBA debut. … Jan Vesely had 12 rebounds for the Wizards. … Wall’s 13 assists fell two shy of his career high, set earlier this season.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Cleveland
John Wall 21 Scoring D.J. Kennedy 12
John Wall 13 Assists Donald Sloan 7
Jan Vesely 12 Rebounds Samardo Samuels 9
John Wall 7 Free Throws Made Alonzo Gee 4
John Wall 7 Steals Alonzo Gee 2
Kevin Seraphin 2 Blocks Alonzo Gee 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 96 44.0 4-16 12-16 21 50 4 12 15
Cleveland 85 44.2 4-17 13-18 18 42 2 10 18

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .190 after a win and .386 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Miami. The Wizards have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .277 after a loss.
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