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Wizards at Cavaliers final score: Beal leads Washington to 124-112 victory

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Just one day after a heartbreaking loss, Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans and Co. came up big in an important Wizards win.

Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers
Bradley Beal scored 36 points in the Washington Wizards’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 23.
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The Washington Wizards defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-112 on Thursday night, less than 24 hours after losing in overtime to the Miami Heat.

Though Washington had a rocky start early on, as some might expect, they were quickly able to hit a double digit lead in the second quarter and finish the first half on a 68-61 lead. In the third quarter, Washington broke the game open leading by as many as 20 points at one point. Though Cleveland made some runs to make things a little interesting, Scott Brooks called periodic timeouts for the Wizards to regroup, and the outcome of this game wasn’t really in doubt.

Bradley Beal, who often had a few too many bad shooting nights this season, scored 36 points on a much more efficient 15-of-22 shooting night.

In addition, Davis Bertans scored 17 points off the bench, both from threes (4-of-8) and close shots like this.

And if that weren’t enough, Ish Smith also added 17 more points off the bench.

For Cleveland, Collin Sexton led with 29 points while Kevin Love added 21 points. Larry Nance had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

The Wizards still have two more games left on their road trip. They will play the Atlanta Hawks this Sunday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. ET.