Bradley Beal scored 20 points and Otto Porter Jr. added 15 as the Washington Wizards routed the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 119-95 on Wednesday night for their third straight win.

The Wizards never trailed and got 12 points from Austin Rivers and 11 from Markieff Morris.

Rookie Collin Sexton had a career-high 24 points for the Cavaliers, who were playing the second of back-to-back games. David Nwaba added 11 points off the bench.

In addition to forward Kevin Love (foot surgery), the Cavaliers were without starting point guard George Hill (hamstring), forward Sam Dekker (ankle) and forward Kyle Korver (sore right foot).

Porter scored 11 points in the opening quarter as Washington shot 60 percent (15 of 25) and led by as many as 13. Cleveland stayed in it by shooting 72.2 percent from the field.



The Wizards pulled away early in the second quarter when their reserves went on a 15-0 run capped by Kelly Oubre's dunk to make it 56-32.

A 13-2 Cavaliers run got them within 82-69 in the third, but Markieff Morris hit a 3-pointer as the Wizards scored seven straight points to put it out of reach.

The Wizards made 13 of 40 3-point attempts while Cleveland connected on 4 of 21 and missed 10 free throws.

Cleveland's 95 points tied a season-low for a Wizards opponent.

Washington made 9 of 21 shots from 3-point range in the first half and led 73-52 at intermission.

In his 556th NBA game, Washington's Ian Mahinmi hit the first career 3-pointer on his 11th career attempt. Mahinmi took a pass from Wall and successfully launched from the right corner late in the first half.

Beal hit his 900th career 3-pointer in the first quarter.

--Field Level Media

 

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