Hoping to bring some momentum into next season, the Cavaliers relentless club overcame a 12 point first quarter deficit that gave up 35 first quarter points. However, the Cavaliers denied the Wizards a triple digit night by allowing only 15, 24, and 19 points respectively in the final three quarters. The Cavaliers 16 forced turnovers play no small role in the comeback, as did the Cavalier bench spotted 35 points. Ramon Sessions scored 27 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw stripe.
As for the Cavaliers past, legendary broadcaster Joe Tait will say goodbye in a special post game episode. After enduring heart surgery, Joe Tait displayed the will and the drive to astonishingly come back for a few games this season. The Cavaliers finish the 2011 season at 19-63, with potentially two of the top four picks in the upcoming NBA draft in the summer.