Wizards beat Cavaliers, clinch East play-in spot


The Wizards rolled past the Cavaliers 120-105 Friday night

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook shoots during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Russell Westbrook got his first triple-double since passing Oscar Robertson and becoming the NBA’s career leader earlier in the week and Washington beat Cleveland 120-105 to clinch a spot in the East play-in tournament.

Westbrook had 21 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds for his 183rd career triple-double and league-leading 37th of the season.

Collin Sexton had 26 points and Jarrett Allen had 18 points and 14 rebounds as Cleveland has now lost seven straight on the road.

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