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Wizards vs. Cavs final score: Cavs open season with impressive 94-84 win

Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao come up big in Cleveland's win over Washington to tip off the NBA regular season.

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Dion Waiters impressive in season debut

When the Cavaliers selected Dion Waiters with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, many thought that they had made a mistake. However, despite a rocky start to his career in the summer league and preseason, Waiters looked impressive in Cavs' 94-84 win over the Wizards. Waiters put up 17 points to finish as Cleveland's second leading scorer, and appeared to work well with back court mate Kyrie Irving. The two combined for the team's first 17 points to open the second half.

Waiters, a guard out of Syracuse, was also starting his first game since high school, as he worked as a sixth man for the Orange. He had the ball in his hands for significant stretches of the game, which is somewhat surprising considering how good Irving is, but to his credit, Irving seems to see the value of having multiple capable ball handlers:

"Having two guys out there being aggressive on the ball, he has the ability to create his own shot, that just opens more lanes for me," Irving said before the game. "I don’t mind going off the ball. I’m looking forward to it."

The Cavs play next on Friday night, when they host the Chicago Bulls.

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Cavs open season with 94-84 win over Wizards

Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao come up big in Cleveland's win over Washington to tip off the NBA regular season.

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Wizards vs. Cavs update: Irving, Cavs up 50-39

Irving and rookie Dion Waiters push Cavs to quick start against Washington.

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Celtics-Heat? Mavs-Lakers? No, thank you. I'll take Wizards-Cavs.

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Kyrie Irving cleared for opener

Kyrie Irving has been cleared for the season opener against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.

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Wizards vs. Cavs: Where and how to watch

Preview and TV schedule for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards matchup on Oct. 30, 2012.

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