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Playoff Push | Wizards rally to beat Cavaliers for 8th straight victory

The win over the Cavs was the Wizards' eighth straight victory. It's the first time since 2001 that the team has done that. When MJ was on the team.

WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal scored 33 points and the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-110 on Sunday night for their eighth straight victory.

Down eight early in the fourth quarter at 95-87, Washington tied it at 105 on Beal's 3-pointer with 4:55 remaining. Washington finished on a 14-5 run.

Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 11 assists and five rebounds, ending his triple-double streak at four. He failed to record a triple-double for only the third time in 17 games.

Cavaliers scoring leader Collin Sexton sat out because of a concussion after scoring 28 points Friday night in a loss to Charlotte.

Darius Garland led Cleveland with 28 points, Jarrett Allen had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Cedi Osman scored 19 points, and Kevin Love had 12. The Cavaliers have lost five of six.

Robin Lopez had 14 points for Washington, and Daniel Gafford added 12.

Keep up with everything with the Locked On Washington Wizards podcast hosted by Ben Mehic and Anthony Cittadino. 

Credit: AP
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) gestures after an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, April 25, 2021, in Washington. The Wizards won 119-110. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Wizards: Anthony Gill made his second career start, scoring five points in 14 minutes. ... Beal played his 596th game for Washington to move into fourth place in franchise history. He passed Charles Jones, who played for the then-Bullets from 1984-93.


Forward Rui Hachimura missed his fourth straight game with left knee soreness. Coach Scott Brooks said if Hachimura doesn’t return Monday night against the Spurs he’s hopeful to have him back Wednesday night against the Lakers.

“It’s trending in the right direction,” Brooks said.


Wizards: Host San Antonio on Monday night.

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