John Wall scored 37 points, Bradley Beal had 27 and the Washington Wizards began a challenging trip by beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 127-115, on Saturday night.
Wall scored 18 points in the first quarter, when the Wizards shot 82%, and Washington held on down the stretch to avenge an overtime loss to the NBA champions last month.
James, who briefly wore goggles to protect an eye injury suffered Friday night, had 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Kyrie Irving had 23 points and Kevin Love had 17 for Cleveland.
Washington’s victory cut Cleveland’s lead in the Eastern Conference to half a game over idle Boston.
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