Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 4/14/12
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Luke Harangody had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Anthony Parker scored 15 points and Tristan Thompson added 14 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 98-89 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Donald Sloan had a career-high 13 points to help the Cavaliers win a game featuring teams that had combined to lose 23 of their 28 coming in. Alonzo Gee had 11 points and Lester Hudson scored 10. John Wall scored 19 points to lead the Wizards, one night after missing 10 of 12 shots in a 103-65 loss at New York. Jordan Crawford had 18 points and Kevin Seraphin added 15. The score was tied at 73 early in the fourth quarter before Cleveland took over. Parker made two free throws with 4:24 to go, giving the Cavaliers a 93-83 lead. Harangody was recalled from Canton of the D-League earlier in the day because Cavaliers coach Byron Scott wanted to rest 35-year-old Antawn Jamison in the middle game of a stretch of three in three nights. Scott gave the second-year player his first NBA start. Cleveland was already missing rookie standout Kyrie Irving, the teams' leading scorer, who sat out his seventh consecutive game with a bruised left shoulder. Without Irving and Jamison, the Cavaliers' leading scorer was Hudson, who's working under his second 10-day contract. Hudson, playing in his 10th game of the season, was averaging 14.1 in his first nine. Cleveland shot nearly 66 percent in the first half, but led only 50-43 at the break. The Cavs' 12 turnovers prevented the lead from being even larger. Washington didn't get any scoring from its reserves in the half. They missed on all of eight of their field goal attempts. The Wizards tied the game at 52 early in the third quarter, then watched the Cavaliers build a nine-point lead, before pulling to 73-71 heading to the fourth. The Wizards were trying to forget Friday's near record-setting performance -- when they scored just one point more than their all-time low -- in the 38-point loss at Madison Square Garden. Coach Randy Wittman said that the only positive was that his team could play again quickly. He wasn't going to show his team a tape of their 28.7-percent shooting performance. "I threw that out in LaGuardia," Wittman joked. "I didn't even look at it." NOTES: Wizards C Nene and F Trevor Booker missed their ninth straight games, both with left foot injuries. Wittman said that he hopes they'll be able to play in a few of the final games. ... Scott said Irving would like to play, but the coach will wait until after Sunday's game with Orlando before he'll consider bringing him back.
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