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February 21, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers overtop Washington Wizards

Cavaliers and Wizards regular season game recap

The Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a victory against the Washington Wizards 113-108 away at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC during Friday evening’s event. No players on the Cavaliers were inactive for the game. Simultaneously, All players on the Wizards were active for the game. With the victory, the Cavaliers improve to 15-40 in the regular season and to 2-1 versus the Wizards in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 12 points, scoring 6/11 (54.5%) from the field in 21:51. In addition, Drummond also managed to pull down a solid team-high 12 rebounds. Collin Sexton had a team-high 25 points, shooting 8/17 (47.1%) from the field in 34:20. Darius Garland recorded 15 points, going 6/11 (54.5%) from the field in 36:12. In addition to his points, Garland also got a team-high 4 assists. Tristan Thompson gained 10 points in 25:59, going 5/8 (62.5%) from the field. Thompson also added an impressive 11 rebounds and passed out a team-high 4 assists. Additional critical performers included Cedi Osman (who had 16 points and pulled down an impressive 10 rebounds) and Larry Nance Jr. (who got an impressive 6 rebounds).

On the Wizards, Bradley Beal had a team-high 26 points in 34:19, although he struggled making baskets, scoring 9/28 (32.1%) from the field. Additionally, Beal also swiped 3 steals. Ish Smith got 5 points in 29:42, although he struggled making baskets, scoring 2/12 (16.7%) from the field. In addition to points, Smith also passed out a team-high 6 assists and added 5 rebounds. Davis Bertans added 10 points, albeit he struggled making his shot fall, scoring 2/7 (28.6%) from the field in 26:03. Additionally, Bertans also managed to pull down a team-high 8 rebounds. Additional pivotal contributions were made by Rui Hachimura (who got 17 points and had 7 rebounds),Ian Mahinmi (who managed to pull down 5 rebounds), Thomas Bryant (who got 5 rebounds), Shabazz Napier (who had 4 assists), and Moritz Wagner (who managed to grab 5 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter launched as expected as the Cavaliers shot 6/10 from the field and 2/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was a valuable player in this reasonable start as he added 5 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). The Wizards had little trouble in similar fashion at the start of the quarter, making 8/14 from the field and 2/3 from deep for a total of 21 points. Power Forward Rui Hachimura was a valuable player in this principled start for the Wizards as he boasted 9 points on 4/6 shooting (1/1 from deep). Hachimura also pulled down 1 rebound in addition to points. Small Forward Isaac Bonga recorded 5 points and managed to grab 1 rebound. Shooting Guard Bradley Beal added 5 points and added 1 steal.

Following the decent start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to wrap up the quarter, scoring 15 points while going 7/11 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark. The Wizards also faced no issues while closing out the period, boasting 20 points on 8/17 shooting (4/8 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 9 points (32-41). Rui Hachimura was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, scoring 4/14 from the field and 1/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Center Andre Drummond was included in those who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from deep for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton scored 4 points and got 1 rebound. Larry Nance Jr. scored 4 points and managed to pull down 4 rebounds. In like manner, the Wizards also had issues at the start of the period, shooting 5/12 from the field and 1/4 from deep for a total of 14 points. Troy Brown Jr. was included in those on the Wizards who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for 2 points. Davis Bertans gained 6 points, dished 1 assist, and had 3 rebounds.

Despite the slow start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to close out the quarter, gaining 19 points while going 6/9 from the field and 3/4 from three. The Wizards, concurrently, had problems finishing out the period, gaining 11 points on 4/9 shooting (0/4 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 5 points (61-66). Cedi Osman was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Wizards, Bradley Beal scored 8 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, scoring 3/7 from the field and 0/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 7 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was among those who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/2 from deep for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton got 3 points. The Wizards had trouble as well at the start of the period, making 4/17 from the field and 0/5 from deep for a total of 8 points. Power Forward Rui Hachimura was included in those on the Wizards who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/5 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 2 points. Shooting Guard Bradley Beal recorded 4 points and had 1 steal.

Despite the pitiful start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers corrected their shooting to close out the period, recording 13 points while going 5/9 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark. The Wizards, at the same time, struggled while finishing up the period, scoring 13 points on 5/12 shooting (0/1 from three). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 6 points (81-87). Dante Exum was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Wizards, Rui Hachimura scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter started off with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 7/11 from the field and 3/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a key player in this principled start as he got 6 points on 3/4 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Point Guard Darius Garland was also a vital player in the beginning of the quarter, scored 6 points while shooting 2/3 (2/2 from three).Garland also made 1 assist in addition to points. In comparison, the Wizards had trouble at the start of the quarter, shooting 3/9 from the field and 2/5 from deep for a total of 10 points. Shooting Guard Bradley Beal was included in those on the Wizards who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from deep for 2 points. Troy Brown Jr. got 3 points and got 1 rebound. Jerome Robinson got 3 points.

Following the sound start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to close out the quarter, boasting 15 points while going 5/10 from the field and 1/4 from three. The Wizards, at the same time, had problems closing up the period, boasting 11 points on 4/16 shooting (0/7 from deep). The Cavaliers won against the Wizards 113-108. Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Wizards, Bradley Beal scored 8 points.

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