Dormant for years, the rivalry between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers may be back.
Wizards guard John Wall — making his first All-Star game appearance — scored 12 points and had five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 15 minutes of action.
Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Nene added 24, leading the Washington Wizards to a 98-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
With rumors of dissent swirling, the Cleveland Cavaliers found a surefire remedy — a virtuoso performance by slumping All-Star Kyrie Irving.
Tristan Thompson’s three-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining gave the Cleveland Cavaliers their first two-game winning streak of the season as the Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 87-84 on Wednesday night.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year, beating out another point guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ascent has been rapid for the 19-year-old former New Jersey high school player from St. Patrick’s who last year, due to an injury, played just 11 games as a freshman at Duke.
The NBA Draft lottery didn’t go as planned for the Wizards, who find themselves in a tough spot with the sixth overall pick.