Irving's 41 lead Cavs to 103-96 OT win vs Wizards
- Washington Wizards forward Nene (42), from Brazil, slaps the ball away from Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) Saturday in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored nine of his 41 points in overtime to help the Cleveland Cavaliers snap a three-game skid with a 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Irving scored seven straight points on three possessions in overtime to give Cleveland the lead for good. He later added an 18-foot jumper to match his career high and finish 14 of 28 from the floor and 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.
Earl Clark hit three key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers, finishing with 11 points. Tristan Thompson added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and center Andrew Bynum made his second start in as many years, contributing six points and three rebounds.
Bradley Beal scored 28 points for Washington, Nene added 24 points and seven rebounds, and John Wall had nine points and 12 assists.