LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wiz 130-122, end skid

LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wiz 130-122, end skid

LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wiz 130-122, end skid

Bradley Beal will take an even more significant share of the scoring load on Sunday.

LeBron James scored 57 on 23-of-34 shooting with 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak with the impressive win [VIDEO]over the Wizards.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue offered a sarcastic response to the comments following the Cavs' win: "They're right: They are the best team in the East".

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard JR Smith dismissed claims by the Washington Wizards backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal that the Cavs missed out on the top seed in the Eastern Conference a year ago to avoid them in the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs. He stayed in the game but later said he should not have continued playing. The over is 4-4 in their first eight games this year.

Hopefully, the injury Wall sustained in the 3rd quarter isn't serious, because regardless of his shooting the Wizards absolutely need his leadership. This was more of the same old problem for Washington, which had allowed 107 points over the final three quarters of its previous outing, when it wasted a 22-point lead and lost to the Phoenix Suns. The All-Star shooting guard scored 37 points and canned all 14 of his attempted from the charity stripe. When Wall's shot does not fall, he contribute by sharing the ball. Also, maybe next time Wall and Beal will let their game do the talking rather than their mouths.

Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris have each been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation, it was announced by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Last night against the Cavs he went 0-1 with zero points in 6 minutes and was a -1 on the floor. His struggles date back to the beginning of the season and have continued to be a concern for the fans and the organization.

Only Wall and the league's reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook, are averaging point-assist double-doubles so far this season. The defense gets worse as well, going from 105.1 to 108.8 when he leaves the court, but something to watch tonight against the very stingy Raptors defense is how the Wizards manage to create offense with Wall out of the lineup completely.

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