CLE
WAS

No Text

Bradley Beal scores 20 points, Wizards rout Cavaliers 119-95

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards caught the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers on the second game of back-to-backs Wednesday night.

They seized the opportunity.

Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Otto Porter added 15 and the Wizards beat the Cavaliers 119-95 for their third straight victory. Washington never trailed and led by as many as 27 points.

''We did a good job of coming out there very aggressive on the defensive end,'' Dwight Howard said. ''We got a lot of stops early which allowed us to get a pretty good lead.''

The Wizards got 12 points from Austin Rivers and 11 from Markieff Morris.

Rookie Collin Sexton had a career-high 24 points for Cleveland, and David Nwaba added 11 points. Playing the second straight night after topping Charlotte on Tuesday, the Cavaliers are an NBA-worst 2-12.

In addition to forward Kevin Love (foot surgery), the Cavaliers were without starting point guard George Hill (hamstring), forward Sam Dekker (ankle) and forward Kyle Korver (sore right foot).

''On the second night of a back-to-back, you have to know they're going to throw their punches,'' Cavaliers forward Larry Nance, Jr. said. ''You just have to weather the storm and ride the game out, and we didn't weather storm.''

Washington pulled away with a 15-0 run early in the second quarter, and Kelly Oubre's dunk made it 56-32. They led 73-52 at halftime. Cleveland had a 13-2 run to get to 82-69 in the third, but Morris hit a 3-pointer and the Wizards scored seven straight points.

Cleveland committed 24 turnovers that translated into 29 Wizards points.

''This building is a tough place to play, a tough place to win, especially if you turn the ball over,'' Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. ''And bad shots are just as bad as a turnover.''

The Wizards made 13 of 40 3-point attempts, while Cleveland was 4 of 21 and missed 10 free throws. Cleveland's 95 points tied a season-low for a Washington opponent.

''We still have a lot of work to do - we still have to get better. We're still not content with where we are,'' Beal said. ''We put three (wins) together, but we still have a couple more at home that we have to take care of.''

UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY

In his 556th NBA game, Washington's Ian Mahinmi hit his first career 3-pointer on his 11th career attempt. With a minute left in the first half, Mahinmi took pass from John Wall and successfully launched from the right corner.

''I talked to John right before the play and he told me `get to the corner.' So, I get to the corner, I get behind the line and I'm like, `if the ball comes my way, I'm shooting it,''' Mahinmi said. ''So, it happened. It went in. So, it was good.''

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: F Cedi Osman returned after missing Tuesday's game with back spasms and scored four points in 24 minutes. ... Andrew Harrison scored a season-high 10 points.

Wizards: Wall shot 3 for 10 and scored a season-low eight points in 21 minutes. ... Beal hit his 900th career 3-pointer in the first quarter. According to the Wizards, he's the youngest person in NBA history to reach 900. ... Beal has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four games. ... Washington's 73-point first half was its highest-scoring half of the season.

UP NEXT

Magic: At Detroit on Monday night.

Wizards: Host Brooklyn on Friday night in the third game of a five-game homestand.

---

More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Collin Sexton made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:19
+ 1 Collin Sexton made 1st of 2 free throws 0:19
  Personal foul on Thomas Bryant 0:19
+ 2 Thomas Bryant made finger-roll layup, assist by Troy Brown Jr. 0:35
  Defensive rebound by Thomas Bryant 0:41
  Cedi Osman missed driving layup 0:42
+ 2 Tomas Satoransky made floating jump shot, assist by Troy Brown Jr. 1:00
  Cedi Osman missed driving layup 0:42
+ 1 Andrew Harrison made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:15
+ 1 Andrew Harrison made 1st of 2 free throws 1:15
  Shooting foul on Thomas Bryant 1:15
Team Stats
Points 95 119
Field Goals 35-77 (45.5%) 44-92 (47.8%)
3-Pointers 4-21 (19.0%) 13-40 (32.5%)
Free Throws 21-31 (67.7%) 18-26 (69.2%)
Total Rebounds 55 53
Offensive 9 11
Defensive 34 32
Team 12 10
Assists 22 30
Steals 11 17
Blocks 6 3
Turnovers 23 17
Fouls 24 25
Technicals 0 1
10 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
8 PTS, 5 REB, 9 AST
1234T
away team logo Cavaliers 2-12 2923222195
home team logo Wizards 5-9 41322323119
Team Stats
away team logo Cavaliers 2-12 104.3 PPG 42.5 RPG 20.9 APG
home team logo Wizards 5-9 114.4 PPG 41.7 RPG 26.6 APG
Key Players
C. Sexton PG 16.0 PPG 3.0 RPG 2.9 APG 42.0 FG%
B. Beal SG 26.0 PPG 5.2 RPG 5.6 APG 47.7 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Sexton PG 24 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
B. Beal SG 20 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
45.5 FG% 47.8
19.0 3PT FG% 32.5
67.7 FT% 69.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Sexton 24 3 2 9/16 2/3 4/4 2 33 0 0 4 0 3 -15 27
L. Nance Jr. 10 6 5 3/4 1/2 3/5 0 26 4 2 3 2 4 -13 29
R. Hood 10 2 2 2/5 0/1 6/6 3 16 0 0 1 0 2 -11 15
T. Thompson 9 8 2 3/6 0/0 3/6 3 19 2 1 2 3 5 -5 22
J. Smith 6 2 3 3/11 0/4 0/2 2 24 0 0 1 0 2 -11 13
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Sexton 24 3 2 9/16 2/3 4/4 2 33 0 0 4 0 3 -15 27
L. Nance Jr. 10 6 5 3/4 1/2 3/5 0 26 4 2 3 2 4 -13 29
R. Hood 10 2 2 2/5 0/1 6/6 3 16 0 0 1 0 2 -11 15
T. Thompson 9 8 2 3/6 0/0 3/6 3 19 2 1 2 3 5 -5 22
J. Smith 6 2 3 3/11 0/4 0/2 2 24 0 0 1 0 2 -11 13
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Nwaba 11 7 1 5/8 0/2 1/2 2 28 2 1 1 1 6 -19 22
A. Harrison 10 4 2 3/5 1/2 3/3 4 18 2 1 1 2 2 -11 20
J. Clarkson 9 2 1 4/13 0/4 1/1 3 27 1 0 6 0 2 -11 8
C. Osman 4 5 3 2/6 0/3 0/0 0 23 0 1 2 0 5 -13 14
A. Zizic 2 3 1 1/1 0/0 0/2 5 15 0 0 0 1 2 -10 7
C. Frye 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 2 0 1 -1 -1
G. Hill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Love - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dekker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Preston - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Korver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 95 43 22 35/77 4/21 21/31 24 235 11 6 23 9 34 -120 176
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 20 3 3 7/16 3/10 3/4 2 27 3 0 2 1 2 +8 30
O. Porter Jr. 15 4 3 7/11 1/3 0/0 0 26 2 0 3 1 3 +10 24
M. Morris 11 2 1 3/6 3/6 2/2 1 20 1 0 0 1 1 +7 16
D. Howard 10 7 0 5/8 0/0 0/1 4 19 0 0 2 0 7 -2 15
J. Wall 8 5 9 3/10 1/2 1/1 4 21 2 1 3 2 3 +4 31
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 20 3 3 7/16 3/10 3/4 2 27 3 0 2 1 2 +8 30
O. Porter Jr. 15 4 3 7/11 1/3 0/0 0 26 2 0 3 1 3 +10 24
M. Morris 11 2 1 3/6 3/6 2/2 1 20 1 0 0 1 1 +7 16
D. Howard 10 7 0 5/8 0/0 0/1 4 19 0 0 2 0 7 -2 15
J. Wall 8 5 9 3/10 1/2 1/1 4 21 2 1 3 2 3 +4 31
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Rivers 12 1 2 4/10 3/8 1/4 3 29 1 0 1 0 1 +19 17
I. Mahinmi 9 7 2 2/3 1/2 4/6 4 24 2 0 0 4 3 +24 22
J. Green 8 3 3 3/7 1/3 1/1 3 24 2 1 3 1 2 +14 17
T. Satoransky 8 1 4 4/6 0/1 0/0 2 16 3 0 1 1 0 +15 19
K. Oubre Jr. 8 7 1 3/12 0/5 2/3 0 18 1 1 2 0 7 +14 17
T. Bryant 6 1 0 2/2 0/0 2/2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 +2 7
J. Smith 2 2 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 +3 4
T. Brown Jr. 2 0 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 +2 6
J. McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Randle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 119 43 30 44/92 13/40 18/26 25 235 17 3 17 11 32 +120 225