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Cavs flip the script, beat Wizards handily, 113-87

Washington has gone two striaght games without being able to get out and run. This time it was against a hungry Cleveland team who struck back after their loss to the Wizards last week.

Yeah, nothing went right Wednesday.
Yeah, nothing went right Wednesday.
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Let's get to some of the links surrounding Wednesday's game.

1. Cavs put Wizards away early in 113-87 rout

Yikes. That's two in a row. Two in a row where the Wizards haven't taken care of the basketball. Two in a row where the Wizards haven't been able to get out and run. Two in a row where the Wizards have just looked downright uninterested.

Lets get straight to the recaps.

Bullets Forever

The Washington Post

Comcast SportsNet

Wiz of Awes



2. Bradley Beal starts

Beal finally got his first start of the season in place of Garrett Temple, but things didn't go quite as smoothly as they had been for the third-year shooting guard. He shot just 4-of-10 for 10 points against the Cavaliers.Temple, meanwhile, played just 26 seconds in the loss.

3. John Wall on his rivalry with Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose

All three point guard were no. 1 picks coming out of college. The Wizards and Cavs have already split a pair of games this season, with each team winning at home, to go along with some early-season trash-talking. Plus there's a ton of bad blood from a previous rivalry years ago before either player were on their current teams. The Wizards also knocked off the Rose-less Bulls in last season's postseason and there seems to be a rivalry brewing between the two teams as well, fueled extra by a surprising preseason altercation when the teams met.

Who's the best, though? That probably depends on your rooting preferences. Either way, it should make for some great basketball when Wall and the Wizards meet these teams.

4. Hear from the team

Paul Pierce

John Wall

Bradley Beal

Randy Wittman