Andray Blatche tied a career high with 36 points and set a career high with 19 rebounds, while rookie Jordan Crawford had his first triple-double as the Wizards beat the Cavs 115-107 Friday without their top two scorers.
John Wall served his one-game suspension for punching Miami’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas and leading scorer Nick Young is out with a knee injury, but the Wizards didn’t need them. Blatche set a franchise record with 16 offensive rebounds and the Wizards outrebounded the Cavs 56-38, grabbing 27 offensive rebounds along the way.
Ramon Sessions had 26 points off the bench and has scored 50 points in his last two games as a reserve, while J.J. Hickson had 21 points and Baron Davis had 10 points and 11 assists.
The Cavs went scoreless for nearly three minutes in the fourth quarter, allowing the Wizards to turn a one-point lead into a double-digit lead before Sessions' driving layup with 7:22 left trimmed the deficit to 96-87. The Cavs couldn't get within six the rest of the way.