- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Taking advantage of a rare day off for LeBron James, the Washington Wizards got a much-needed victory in their bid to move into playoff position, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-99, on Sunday behind John Wall’s 21 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds.

Attacking from the start, Wall made eight of 11 shots and finished on top in his matchup against opposing point guard Kyrie Irving, who wound up with 28 points and six assists on 9-for-20 shooting.

At one point late in the third quarter, Wall had 12 assists, the same number as the entire Cavaliers team, and he sat out the fourth quarter.

It was the second consecutive loss for Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland, which is in the middle of a stretch of three games in four days.

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