The Washington Wizards lost a close one Monday, 140-135, to Cleveland in overtime. But the young Wizards showed a lot of fight against the defending NBA champions.
The Washington Wizards pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink Monday night, but they couldn’t get the win. It took some added heroics from superstars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James to get the 140-135 overtime victory.
James made a three-pointer off the glass with 0.3 seconds left to send the game into an extra session. The Wizards’ 17-game home winning streak and seven-game winning streak overall are no more. But there were a lot of positive takeaways from the game as well.
The Wizards are now 2-8 against Cleveland in their last 10 meetings. Granted, Cleveland shot 19-for-38 from three and 53.3 percent from the floor as a team. But, Washington doesn’t have much to hang its head about.
They got arguably the best performance from their Big Three, who combined for 94 points.
Beal was one point shy of tying his career-high in points with 41. He shot the ball at a high volume, connecting on 16-of-28 shots on the night. He was 6-for-14 from three.
Each Wizards starter scored in double figures, but still Cleveland prevailed. With a lot more season to go, here are three things we learned about the Washington Wizards in their loss.