CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James flirted with a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, Kyrie Irving scored 21 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers avenged a recent ugly loss to Washington by throttling the Wizards 108-83 on Friday night.
The Cavs were blown out at Washington on Sunday, when James watched from the bench and the Wizards built a 30-point lead.
But with James energized after not playing since Monday, and Cleveland using a “small” lineup as forward Kevin Love got the night off, the Cavs snapped Washington’s four-game winning streak.
James finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. Timofey Mozgov scored 14 points, 12 on dunks, for Cleveland.
John Wall scored 17 and Markieff Morris 13 for the Wizards.
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