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Cavaliers get back in the win column, defeating the Wizards 116-101

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While everyone else was talking about the Cavaliers latest trade, the team came out and punched the Washington Wizards in the mouth early. Cleveland lead by 13 points at the end of the first quarter, and never looked back. The Cavaliers had a rhythm to themselves all night en-route to a 116-101 victory.

After the game, Cavs coach Larry Drew, sensed a motivated squad tonight. ” I’m sure they wanted to bounce back tonight after a poor showing last night…It’s one of those games that we got into a pretty good rhythm . We had some moments where we had some defensive breakdowns, but for the most part we stayed consistent with out game plan. We moved the basketball. I think we had (26) assists. Everybody really played well.”

He’s right, the Cavaliers played good team basketball for 48 minutes. Over the past two games Cleveland has played well in the first half, only to struggle in the second half. Saturday night, the Cavaliers were short handed, with Rodney Hood was out with a right foot injury. Cleveland needed guys to step up, and Collin Sexton and Tristan Thompson answered the call. The duo lead the Cavaliers from start to finish.

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