Cavaliers Beat The Wizards 114-105: Game Recap 2/25/24

February 25, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Notable Notes Around the Victory

1 – Welcome back!

Donovan Mitchell was back for the Cavs after missing the first two games after the break due to illness.  Mitchell scored 16 points in DC on Sunday night.

2 – Lovin’ LeVert

Caris LeVert struggled in his last game against Philly but bounced back in a big way, almost getting a triple-double, scoring 18, twelve boards, and eight assists.

3 – Backcourt rules

Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen were the two leading scorers on the night, with Allen scoring 22 points and Mobley’s 21. 

Game Recap

Jarrett Allen contributed 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Caris LeVert added 18 points and 12 boards as the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched a 114-105 victory against the Washington Wizards on Sunday night, steering clear of their first three-game losing streak since December.

In his comeback game after missing the initial two post-All-Star break matches due to illness, Donovan Mitchell scored 16 points, and Evan Mobley tallied 21 points. Darius Garland’s late-game surge, including eight of his 15 points during a crucial 22-4 run, helped seal the win for Cleveland, ensuring a season sweep against Washington. The Cavs currently hold the second spot in the Eastern Conference, maintaining a one-game lead over Milwaukee.

For the Wizards, Jordan Poole notched a season-high 31 points, supported by Kyle Kuzma’s 27, but their efforts weren’t enough as they extended their losing streak to a season-worst 11 games under interim coach Brian Keefe, now standing at 2-12.

The game saw setbacks for the Wizards with Bilal Coulibaly, the seventh pick in the 2023 NBA draft, exiting early due to a bruised right pelvis after a fall attempting a dunk in the first quarter, while Corey Kispert was sidelined with an illness.

Despite Poole’s efforts propelling the Wizards to a 94-88 lead with an impressive 14-0 run, the Cavaliers responded emphatically. Garland’s consecutive 3-pointers leveled the game, Mitchell’s clutch 3-pointer from LeVert’s assist pushed Cleveland ahead for good, and with Mobley’s putback followed by Garland’s layup, the Cavs established a commanding 110-98 lead, sealing the victory.

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Host Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday 2/27.

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