Garland, Allen score 23 Cavaliers win against Wizards 114-91.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen scored 23 points apiece and Donovan Mitchell added 21 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-91 rout of the Washington Wizards on Monday night.

Halftime saw all five Cleveland starters reach double figures. The Cavaliers won the fourth game in five. Evan Mobley had 16 points, while Isaac Okoro added 12.

Washington lost its six-game winning streak and has now lost three of its last six games. Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 for Washington. The Wizards played without Bradley Beal (leftfoot soreness), and Kyle Kuzma, (left ankle strain).

Washington led by at most 20 points in each its two previous losses. But the Wizards weren’t forced to blow a huge lead on this occasion. They were actually never ahead.

Cleveland scored 63% in the first quarter, leading 37-25 at the end of one quarter, and 64-44 at halftime.

Caris LeVert was back from two missed games with a sore right hand hamstring. In the third quarter, she had a steal & dunk to make it an 83-57. Cleveland led by as much as 28 points.

Mitchell, who is currently suffering from a groin issue, looked very composed when he made it 101-74 by throwing down a windmill-dunk on Garland’s alley-oop.

LeVert scored 10 points, which could mean that he can be traded this week due to his expiring contract. Kevin Love, another potential trade candidate, didn’t play.


This was Cleveland’s 24th double-digit win, which leads the league. Both halves of a back to back were won by the Cavaliers by 42 points. They defeated Indiana by 122 to 103 on Sunday.


Cavaliers – Cleveland shot 56% in the final game. Allen was 10.

Wizards: Washington was held to less than 100 points for only the second time since Dec. 17. … Will Barton scored 15.


Cavaliers: Detroit hosts Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Wizards: Charlotte hosts Wizards on Wednesday night.


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