CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James sat out Cleveland’s regular-season finale to rest for the playoffs and the Cavaliers rallied to beat the Washington Wizards 113-110 in overtime Wednesday night.
James spent the night dressed as if he was headed to a business meeting, not the postseason, and the Cavs only played their other starters in the first half.
Matthew Dellavedova scored 18 with 12 assists for Cleveland. His two free throws with 9.1 seconds gave Cleveland a 111-108 lead, and Shawn Marion sealed it with a steal and dunk. After the final horn, Marion was playfully mobbed his teammates, who are hoping for bigger celebrations in the weeks ahead.
Martell Webster scored 20 and Rasual Butler 17 for the Wizards, who lost in double-overtime on Tuesday at Indiana.
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