The Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 105-94 in our nation’s capitol on Friday night. The game comes just a day after the team was hosted by President Obama at the White House. A Cavaliers team had never visited the President before and those festivities combined with poor competition made this somewhat of a trap game for Cleveland. So tonight we’re doing something different. In honor of our beloved Cleveland Cavaliers first ever trip to White House tonight’s game recap is a presidential .gif recap. Thanks Obama.
The Cavaliers missed a lot of good shots in the first quarter (and half in general) which lead to some easy transition baskets for the Wizards. This led to the Wizards leading by 5 after the opening the frame. A poor first quarter was not what was needed after losing to Atlanta earlier in the week.
The second quarter started off very similar to the opening frame. The Wizards were playing well in transition and John Wall was making shots. However, after a few Kyrie Irving and 1s plus some good three point shooting the Cavs had a two point lead heading into halftime.
The third quarter was all Cavs and by the time the period ended the Cavaliers lead had been pushed to 11.
By the time the final whistle blew the slow start and poor luck in transition had been forgotten. It was a nice rebound win after the first loss of the season. The team easily could have looked past this game given yesterdays events and the talent level of the Wizards but they handled business.
One of the more interesting things to happen during this game was rookie Kay Felder made an appearance. The diminutive point guard had not seen time on the court since October 29th and it would be a big boon to the roster depth if Kay is able to spell Kyrie somewhat reliably. It remains to be seen if he can, but the situation is one worth monitoring.
Overall it was a fantastic trip for the team to Washington. The players and fans got to were treated to a once in a lifetime experience on Thursday and beating the Wizards on Friday was the cherry on top.
The Cavaliers are back in action on Sunday when they take on the Charlotte Hornets.