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Kyle Kuzma drained a pair of 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to fuel the visiting Washington Wizards (8-3) to a 97-94 (24-22, 20-27, 24-25, 29-20) victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (7-5) on Wednesday.

Player of the Game
Montrezl  Harrell
EFF
34
Montrezl Harrell
Points 24
Accuracy 8-12
Rebounds 11
Assists 3

Montrezl Harrell recorded 24 points and 11 rebounds off the bench and Kuzma added 22 points to send the Wizards to their third straight win.

Bradley Beal, who entered Wednesday's contest averaging a team-leading 24.2 points per game, was limited to just 13 following a disastrous 4-of-19 performance from the floor. He missed his first 10 shots before sinking a step-back jumper and a driving layup on consecutive possessions late in the third quarter.

Kuzma sank a wide-open 3-pointer to cut the Cavaliers' lead to 93-92 with 26 seconds to play. Cleveland's Ricky Rubio split a pair of free throws to increase his team's advantage, however, Kuzma calmly made a 3-pointer from the corner to give Washington a one-point lead.

Darius Garland missed a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds to play and Corey Kispert converted a layup at the other end to cap the scoring.

Rubio had 20 points off the bench and Garland and rookie Evan Mobley each scored 19 for the Cavaliers, who were denied their first five-game winning streak since March 28-April 5, 2018. Reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week Jarrett Allen collected 13 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double.

Isaac Okoro scored just two points in his return from a seven-game absence due to a strained left hamstring. He started in place of the injured Collin Sexton, who is sidelined with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Cleveland scored the last 11 points of the second quarter to secure a 49-44 lead at intermission. Lamar Stevens converted a three-point play and Garland drained a 3-pointer to highlight the surge.

Washington forged a tie by scoring the first five points of the third quarter before Garland and Dean Wade each sank a 3-pointer and Mobley added four points to complete a 10-0 run by the Cavaliers.

Wizards: Montrezl Harrell 24 (11 REB), Kyle Kuzma 22, Bradley Beal 13 (7 REB, 7 AST), Spencer Dinwiddie 11 (10 REB, 6 AST).

Cavaliers: Ricky Rubio 20 (5 REB, 5 AST), Darius Garland 19, Evan Mobley 19 (7 REB), Jarrett Allen 13 (10 REB).

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Cleveland Cavaliers
Washington Wizards
46%
35/76
Field goals
42%
35/84
45
Rebounds
51
21
Assists
25
7
Steals
9
58%
26/45
2-pointers
45%
25/56
18
Fouls
20

Best players

Ricard  Rubio
20 PTS
6/15 FG
7/8 FT
Montrezl  Harrell
24 PTS
8/12 FG
8/8 FT
Jarrett  Allen
10 REB
5 DREB
5 OREB
Montrezl  Harrell
11 REB
6 DREB
5 OREB
Ricard  Rubio
5 As
3 TO
28 MIN
Bradley  Beal
7 As
4 TO
37 MIN
Ricard  Rubio
18 EFF
50% 2P%
20% 3P%
Montrezl  Harrell
34 EFF
67% 2P%
- 3P%