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NBA Game Summary - Cleveland at Washington



(Friday, February 7th)

Final Score: Cleveland 115, Washington 113

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyrie Irving had 23 points and tied a career-high with 12 assists to help the Cleveland Cavaliers snap a six-game losing streak with a 115-113 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Dion Waiters scored 24 points off the bench on 11-of-18 shooting, C.J. Miles added 18 points and Tristan Thompson recorded 10 points with eight rebounds for the Cavs, who have won four straight in the nation's capital.

"To have 12 assists (and) getting to the free throw line 13 times was a phenomenal game," Cavs coach Mike Brown said of Irving's performance. "He helped make his teammates better tonight and that was fun to see."

John Wall had a game-high 32 points with 10 assists to lead Washington, which has lost two straight on the heels of beating two of the Western Conference's top teams in Oklahoma City and Portland.

Marcin Gortat deposited 19 points with eight rebounds, while Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza notched 18 and 14 points, respectively, in the setback.

"We can get all caught up in .500 and I told you guys what that meant. Nothing," Wizards coach Randy Wittman admitted. "Good teams don't lose basketball games like this 9, 10, 11 times halfway through a season."

Both teams came out hot to start the game, with Washington shooting 17-of-26 (65.4 percent) - including 4-for-4 from 3-point range - in the first quarter to take a 38-32 lead into the second.

Cleveland did nearly as well, making 14-of-23 (60.9 percent) shot attempts.

Miles had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting to lead all scorers, while Ariza was 4-of-4 from the field, good for nine points.

Irving found Miles at the 1:16 mark of the second quarter for his 10th assist and completed the first half double-double with a pair of free throws with 46.4 seconds left.

The Cavs continued their hot shooting as they made 59.5 percent from the field in the opening 24 minutes to take a 67-63 lead into the locker room.

Irving dished his 12th assist of the night early in the third and made three free throws after Wall fouled him shooting a trey to extend Cleveland's advantage to 80-72 with 6:45 remaining.

Waiters scored seven points to pick up the slack when Irving exited and Cleveland led 93-85 heading into the fourth.

Cleveland scored the first eight points of the fourth as Alonzo Gee made a driving layup with just over nine minutes left to stretch the lead to 101-87.

Wall then scored five straight for Washington with under two minutes left to cut the deficit to six, and he would trim it to four with 26.6 seconds left after a pair of free throws.

The Cavs were 6-of-8 from the line in the closing seconds to secure victory, despite Webster knocking down two 3s to close the gap to its final margin.

Game Notes

Cleveland finished 40-of-77 (51.9 percent) from the field ... Washington made 43-of-85 (50.6 percent) attempts ... Cleveland outrebounded the Wizards 45-34 ... Gee finished with 11 points in the win ... Nene had 13 points and eight boards in defeat ... The Cavs committed 18 turnovers and Washington finished with 13.

02/08 00:33:44 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR