Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
When you have two of your best players out of the lineup tonight against a full-strength surging Cavaliers team, the result for the Wizards was a game that got away from them very quickly and the absence of Kuz and Beal again was felt the entire game.
The Wizards have lost three in a row and could make roster changes ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline as they have tumbled to 12th place in the Eastern Conference.
Kristaps Porzingis provided most of the lack luster offense tonight leading the way with 18 points for the Wizards.
Cleveland was led Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen with 23 points each.
Tonight, was a family affair for the Cavs Donovan Mitchell, who was playing in front of his mom and sister, Jordan, a lacrosse player at nearby American University. He finished with 21 points on 8 of 16 from the field and 3 of 9 from 3-point range.
Cleveland shot 63% in the first half, leading 37-25 after one quarter and 66-46 after two.
It’s Cleveland’s league-leading 24th triumph by 10 points or more.
“Offensively they were just comfortable,” Washington’s Daniel Gafford said. “There was a lot of things that they did that kind of had us in scramble situations, time and time again down the floor. They just really just got the shots that they wanted.”
With jut 3 days remaining before the trade deadline, who can the Wizards get to help this team if they are going to make a second half run? Or are we setting ourselves up for another trade away and see what happens second half of the season.
Next up, Orlando on Wednesday night.