John Wall scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Washington Wizards began a challenging road trip by beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115 on Saturday night. Wall scored 18 in the first quarter when the Wizards shot 82 percent, and Washington held on down the stretch to avenge an overtime loss to the NBA champions last month. Kyrie Irving added 23 points and Kevin Love 17 for Cleveland, playing at home for the only time in a seven-game stretch.
The 49ers may want to give Stephen Curry a call, because I’m not sure Brian Hoyer can throw that pass. Curry showed a soft touch on a touchdown pass over a defender to the streaking Andre Iguodala, who had to finish with the reverse layup, a little no-look flip. It was vintage Warriors, a little playground in transition. The Warriors beat the Kings 114-100 behind 27 from Curry. With the win the Warriors are 2.5 games up on the Spurs for the best record in the West, but Golden State has a tough road back-to-back this week in Houston than San Antonio. Get at least a split there and the Warriors will be tough to catch.
There were multiple Celtics players unhappy after Suns second-year guard Devin Booker dropped 70 points on them Friday night — and count former Suns Isaiah Thomas and Gerald Green among them. But Jae Crowder took to the comments section of the official NBA Instagram account to voice his displeasure. When the NBA posted a photo of the Suns celebrating Booker’s accomplishment, complete with Booker holding up a sheet of paper with “70” written on it, Crowder commented, “NEVER SEEN SO MANY GUYS HAPPY AFTER AN ‘L.’” Booker quickly fired back with “you can’t guard me.” Savage. Crowder then walked back his comment a bit: “I WAS TALKING BOUT THEM DUDES AROUND YOU. BUT ILL SEE U NEXT YR.!” OK, Jae. It’s