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Portis scores 30 in debut as Wizards beat Cavs 119-106

WASHINGTON (AP) When the Washington Wizards found out that All-Star point guard John Wall was going to need surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon, just a month after surgery to repair bone spurs in his left heel, they decided to regroup.

Wall's surgery will cost him at least the majority of the 2019-20 season. After learning the news just ahead of the NBA's trading deadline, the Wizards quickly traded Otto Porter Jr. and Markieff Morris in separate deals.

One of the players Washington acquired from the Chicago Bulls for Porter, Bobby Portis, had a spectacular debut, scoring 30 points to lead the Wizards over the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-106 on Friday night.

Portis had 16 in the first quarter, hitting all six of his field-goal attempts in the period.

''When I first got here yesterday, I felt the love right off,'' Portis said. ''Everybody welcomed me in. All my teammates and my coaches wanted me to be myself.''

Portis said the advice he received was succinct. ''`Don't try and fine tune. Come in and be who you are.' That's who I am,'' he said.

The Wizards led 77-57 early in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers got to within 89-86 late in the period. Thanks in part to 10 more points from Portis in the fourth, Washington pulled away.

''Great pickup,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''That's an understatement.''

Bradley Beal added 25 points and 12 assists. Jabari Parker, who came along with Portis from Chicago, had seven points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

''I was actually surprised with how well (Portis) was able to mesh quickly on the fly, him and Jabari,'' Beal said. ''It was almost like free-flowing. That's how we play anyway.''

Cleveland, which has lost 21 of 24, was led by Collin Sexton with 27 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 24, and Larry Nance Jr. had 10 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.

''We turned the basketball over five times in that first quarter, which you just cannot do on the road,'' Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. ''They built the lead, a lead just too big for us to overcome.''

In his first game back after left foot surgery forced him to miss 50 games, Kevin Love started and played the first six minutes, scoring four points. He did not return to the game. Drew said Love would not play when Cleveland plays at Indiana on Saturday night.

NEW ACQUISTIONS

Besides Parker, Wesley Johnson, who came from New Orleans for Morris, had two points in 15 minutes.

Brooks was impressed with Parker, but said he could have done more.

''I'm probably the one that kept him from a triple-double,'' Brooks said.

Marquese Chriss, who was picked up by the Cavaliers in a three-team trade, had 13 points in 23 minutes.

''I thought he did a good job for the first time, not really knowing what we're doing as far as our plays and defensive schemes,'' Drew said. ''We threw him into the fire and I thought he responded well.''

WALL SPEAKS

Wall, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday, said he was in ''great'' spirits and plans to spend time with his newborn son and his mother, who has cancer, during his rehabilitation.

''I guess God is telling me something,'' Wall said about the Achilles injury. ''To sit down and get yourself fully healthy. I've played through injuries my whole career. I know a lot of people who played through injuries and don't sit down. That's one thing I don't like to do. If something that's nagging or not broken, I want to play. I guess it kind of caught up to me.''

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: F/C Tristan Thompson, who is out with left foot soreness, missed his 10th straight game. ... F Cedi Osman, who has a sprained right ankle, missed his second straight game. ... G Brandon Knight, acquired in a trade Thursday, did not play.

Wizards: Have just one home game between Friday and March 3. ... F Troy Brown missed his third game with a sprained left ankle. Brooks said Brown was ''probably another week or so'' from returning.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Visit the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

Wizards: Visit their former teammate Porter and the Bulls on Saturday.

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Key Players
K. Love
0 PF
B. Beal
3 SG
37.1 Min. Per Game 37.1
24.9 Pts. Per Game 24.9
5.1 Ast. Per Game 5.1
5.1 Reb. Per Game 5.1
31.4 Field Goal % 47.0
30.9 Three Point % 46.9
82.9 Free Throw % 79.8
  Defensive rebound by Jordan McRae 0:12
  Collin Sexton missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:15
  Defensive rebound by Marquese Chriss 0:22
  Thomas Bryant missed turnaround jump shot 0:26
+ 2 Jordan Clarkson made layup 0:50
+ 2 Jordan McRae made jump shot 1:02
+ 2 Marquese Chriss made alley-oop shot, assist by Jordan Clarkson 1:20
+ 2 Jeff Green made layup, assist by Bradley Beal 1:31
  Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis 1:54
  Collin Sexton missed layup 1:54
+ 2 Bradley Beal made driving layup, assist by Jeff Green 2:01
Team Stats
Points 106 119
Field Goals 36-96 (37.5%) 46-92 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 12-38 (31.6%) 12-35 (34.3%)
Free Throws 22-25 (88.0%) 15-16 (93.8%)
Total Rebounds 56 54
Offensive 17 10
Defensive 35 38
Team 4 6
Assists 21 35
Steals 6 10
Blocks 3 4
Turnovers 14 16
Fouls 16 19
Technicals 0 0
10 PTS, 19 REB, 6 AST
25 PTS, 6 REB, 13 AST
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away team logo Cavaliers 11-44 27253420106
home team logo Wizards 23-32 41252627119
Team Stats
away team logo Cavaliers 11-44 104.0 PPG 42.6 RPG 20.9 APG
home team logo Wizards 23-32 114.6 PPG 41.9 RPG 26.7 APG
Key Players
C. Sexton PG 15.9 PPG 3.0 RPG 2.9 APG 41.7 FG%
B. Portis PF 14.9 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.3 APG 46.8 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Sexton PG 27 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
B. Portis PF 30 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
37.5 FG% 50.0
31.6 3PT FG% 34.3
88.0 FT% 93.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Sexton 27 3 4 10/18 3/7 4/4 2 37 0 0 2 0 3 -11 36
D. Nwaba 17 8 2 6/11 2/3 3/4 1 29 2 0 3 4 4 -12 28
L. Nance Jr. 10 19 6 3/15 1/4 3/4 3 33 3 0 1 9 10 -6 43
D. Adel 5 2 0 2/8 1/5 0/0 2 35 0 2 1 0 2 -1 8
K. Love 4 1 1 1/5 0/3 2/2 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 -2 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Sexton 27 3 4 10/18 3/7 4/4 2 37 0 0 2 0 3 -11 36
D. Nwaba 17 8 2 6/11 2/3 3/4 1 29 2 0 3 4 4 -12 28
L. Nance Jr. 10 19 6 3/15 1/4 3/4 3 33 3 0 1 9 10 -6 43
D. Adel 5 2 0 2/8 1/5 0/0 2 35 0 2 1 0 2 -1 8
K. Love 4 1 1 1/5 0/3 2/2 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 -2 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Clarkson 24 6 3 6/18 2/7 10/11 0 31 1 0 2 3 3 -5 35
M. Chriss 13 8 0 5/10 3/5 0/0 2 22 0 0 3 1 7 -11 18
A. Zizic 6 1 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 16 0 1 0 0 1 -3 8
M. Dellavedova 0 3 5 0/7 0/4 0/0 3 23 0 0 2 0 3 -12 11
C. Frye 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 -2 1
T. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Henson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Osman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Blossomgame - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 106 52 21 36/96 12/38 22/25 16 235 6 3 14 17 35 -65 195
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 25 6 13 9/20 2/6 5/5 3 37 2 0 6 3 3 +16 53
J. Green 15 8 4 4/7 2/5 5/5 2 26 0 1 2 1 7 +2 30
T. Ariza 14 3 1 5/14 2/9 2/3 1 36 3 0 1 0 3 +13 21
T. Bryant 13 6 0 6/9 0/0 1/1 1 18 1 1 0 2 4 -11 21
T. Satoransky 9 4 3 4/10 1/3 0/0 2 36 0 0 2 2 2 +7 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 25 6 13 9/20 2/6 5/5 3 37 2 0 6 3 3 +16 53
J. Green 15 8 4 4/7 2/5 5/5 2 26 0 1 2 1 7 +2 30
T. Ariza 14 3 1 5/14 2/9 2/3 1 36 3 0 1 0 3 +13 21
T. Bryant 13 6 0 6/9 0/0 1/1 1 18 1 1 0 2 4 -11 21
T. Satoransky 9 4 3 4/10 1/3 0/0 2 36 0 0 2 2 2 +7 17
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Portis 30 6 2 12/18 4/6 2/2 3 27 1 0 2 2 4 +19 39
J. Parker 7 11 9 3/6 1/3 0/0 4 23 3 1 0 0 11 +16 40
W. Johnson 2 1 0 1/3 0/2 0/0 1 14 0 1 2 0 1 +5 2
J. McRae 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 -2 3
C. Randle 2 2 3 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 0 2 +2 9
J. Jenkins 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dekker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Mahinmi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 119 48 35 46/92 12/35 15/16 19 236 10 4 16 10 38 +65 235