Wizards rally to beat Cavaliers for 8th straight victory

Beal leads the way

Wizards rally to beat Cavaliers for 8th straight victory
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Isaac Okoro (35) and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) collide during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 25, 2021, in Washington. Beal was called for a foul on the play. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Source: Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Cedi Osman started after not playing in Cleveland’s previous five games. Osman played 37 minutes. … Coach J.B. Bickerstaff was given a technical foul with 1:07 left in the first half after Larry Nance Jr. was called for a foul on Daniel Gafford’s attempted dunk. … Garland has scored 20 or more points in a career-best six straight games.

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.

HACHIMURA HEALING

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.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Vs. Toronto in Tampa, Florida, on Monday night.

Wizards: Host San Antonio on Monday night.

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