Wizards get one of their easiest wins of the season over Cavaliers

Mike DePrisco
NBC Sports Washington

After a hard-fought overtime loss to the Heat Wednesday night, the Wizards had a quick turnaround matchup against the Cavaliers in Cleveland. 

Washington may have one of the worst records in the Eastern Conference, but on Thursday night they showed that they're clearly a tier above a team like the Cavs. 

It's rare to see the Wizards waltz their way into a win, so let's take a second to highlight the best moments from the game. 

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Love resuscitates Beal

Bradley Beal was masterful for the second night in a row against the Cavs, scoring at will in the paint and hitting big shots when his team needed him.

Perhaps his best moment was taking a charge in the second half and then laying out on the floor like he just got run over by a truck. Then his pal Kevin Love came over to bring him back to life. 

Beal seems to really like laying flat on the floor after a big play, whether it's his or a ridiculous three-point frenzy from Davis Bertans. Either way, this was a funny moment between two players who've competed against each other in the East for a long time. 

McRae throws it down on Henson

Jordan McRae gets most of his buckets on the perimeter, so it's easy to forget that the man has some major bounce around the rim. 

 

He reminded us all on the fast break Thursday night, where he rose up and threw down a sweet one-handed jam before John Henson could even get his hand. 

McRae's been hyping all of his teammates up to make it to All-Star weekend whether it's the All-Star game, the three-point contest or the Rising Stars Challenge. 

Maybe it's time to get him to the dunk contest.

Osman's too small

If Beal knows you can't guard him, he'll let you know about it. And that's exactly what he did after he bullied Cedi Osman in the post during the fourth quarter. 

Osman's a fine player and the Cavs seem to like his upside. He just has no business guarding Beal one-on-one, which is why Beal scoring 36 points on 15-22 shooting isn't very surprising. 

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