Cavaliers Vs. Wizards Final Score: D-League Call-Up Harangody Shines In 98-89 Cleveland Win

It didn't take Luke Harangody very long to get acquainted with his surroundings on Saturday night. Called up from the NBA Developmental League earlier in the afternoon, the 6-foot-8 Harangody scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded three steals, and even hit a three-pointer in 34 minutes of action to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Washington Wizards 98-89 in a battle of two lottery-bound franchises.

The ultra-athletic Wizards blocked nine shots as a team and were far superior on the offensive glass throughout the game, but could not mount a fourth quarter rally. Point guard John Wall led the way for Washington with 19 points and nine assists, while forward Jan Vesely posted an impressive double-double performance (11 points, 11 rebounds).

All five Cleveland starters scored in double figures, while long-range volume shooter Lester Hudson also added 10 of his own off the bench. The convincing win moves Cleveland to 20-38 on the season, a sign of progress just one day after the Cavs were promptly dismissed in a 19-point drubbing by Indiana. Harangody and company will return home and play host to Orlando on Sunday looking to go back-to-back.

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