The Cleveland Cavaliers led the Washington Wizards with 105-80 with 6:58 remaining in regulation. With 18.5 seconds remaining in regulation, Jordan McRae made two free throws for Washington to cut the lead to three, but Cleveland was still winning 116-113 at the time.
Cedi Osman missed both free throws for the Cavaliers with 11.1 seconds remaining in regulation. The Wizards called a timeout and had one chance to tie it. Osman blocked Troy Brown Jr.’s shot and Cleveland prevailed to a 116-113 victory over Washington.
The Washington Wizards outscored the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth-quarter 44-28. Cleveland’s biggest lead was 25 points. Washington’s biggest lead was five points.
Cedi Osman scored 26 points on 62.5 percent shooting. He also grabbed five rebounds, recorded seven assists, blocked one shot, and had two steals. Ante Zizic recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. He also recorded one assist.
Collin Sexton scored 12 points on 30.8 percent shooting. He also grabbed three rebounds and recorded three assists.
Cleveland’s bench scored 51 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points, grabbed five rebounds, and recorded two assists. Larry Nance Jr. recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He also recorded two assists and blocked a shot.
Matthew Dellavedova scored 10 points on 50 percent shooting. He grabbed two rebounds and recorded two assists.
Bradley Beal led the Washington Wizards with 31 points on 50 percent shooting. He also grabbed four rebounds and recorded seven assists. Trevor Ariza scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds, and recorded five assists.
Tomas Satoransky struggled for Washington most of the night. He only scored five points on 25 percent shooting. Satoransky also grabbed three rebounds, recorded seven assists, and had one steal.
The Wizards bench scored 50 points. Otto Porter Jr. scored 11 points on 41.7 percent shooting. He also grabbed three rebounds and recorded two assists. Jordan McRae scored 15 points and he made all five of his shots from the field. McRae also grabbed one rebounds, recorded one assists, and had two steals against his former team.
Gary Payton II scored 11 points on 62.5 percent shooting. He also grabbed one rebounds, recorded four assists, blocked one shot, and had three steals.
These two teams will play each other one more time this season on Friday, February 8 in Washington, D.C. The Washington Wizards next game will be at home on Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers. The Cleveland Cavaliers next game will be at home on Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks.