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Wizards Can’t Find Their Winning Ways, Drop Game to Cavs 116-101

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

Over the past few games at home the Wizards have started to show some of what they have in previous seasons, inability to stay close in games when it matters. Tonight, it was the match-up against the Cavs that put them position to lose to a team that is very young and frankly, just not that good.

The second quarter started on a rather slow note for the Wizards who seemed again.. lacking energy out of the break. The Cavaliers went on a 11-2 run to bring their lead up to 31-42 before Bertans and Avdija hit two threes to cut the lead down to 5.

“We kept it close after the break, but we had a few breakdowns that cost us the game later in the fourth. I felt we did the best we could to keep it close, but the miscues got the best of us late as you can see,” said Wizards Head Coach Wes Unseld Jr.

The second quarter started on a rather slow note for the Wizards who seemed to lack any energy out of the break. The Cavaliers went on a 11-2 run to bring their lead up to 31-42 before Davis Bertans and Deni Advija hit two threes to cut the lead down to 5. This is about as close as the Wizards would come for the remainder of the night.

Cleveland’s greatest advantage came on the boards, outrebounding Washington 59-42. Jarrett Allen grabbed 13 rebounds to lead four players with at least seven boards for the Cavaliers. The Wizards set a new season low with only three offensive rebounds and were outscored 18-4 in second-chance points.

Washington scoring leader was Advija with 16 points, while Darius Garland had 32 for the Cavs.

The Wizards will look to rebound with another early season match-up against the Raptors on Sunday.

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