Por­tis scores 30 in debut as Wizards beat Cavs 119-106

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WASH­ING­TON (AP) -Bobby Por­tis scored 30 points in his Wizards debut, Bradley Beal added 25 points and 12 as­sists, and Wash­ing­ton beat the Cleve­land Cava­liers 119106 on Fri­day night.

Por­tis, who was ac­quired along with Jabari Parker Thurs­day in a trade that sent Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls, en­tered the game mid­way through the first quar­ter and promptly scored 16 points in six min­utes. Por­tis hit all six of his field-goal at­tempts in the pe­riod, in­clud­ing two 3-point­ers.

Cleve­land, which has lost 21 of 24, was led by Collin Sexton with 27 points. Jordan Clark­son scored 24, and Larry Nance Jr. had 10 points and a career-high 19 re­bounds.

In his first game back after left foot surgery forced him to miss 50 games, Kevin Love started and played the first six min­utes, scor­ing four points. He did not re­turn to the game.

Wash­ing­ton led 77-57 early in the third quar­ter, but the Cava­liers got to within 89-86 late in the pe­riod. Thanks in part to 10 more points from Por­tis in the fourth, the Wizards pulled away.

Parker had seven points, 11 re­bounds and nine as­sists. Wes­ley John­son, who was picked up from New Or­leans Thurs­day in a trade for Marki­eff Mor­ris, had two points.

Mar­quese Chriss, who was part of a three-team trade, played his first game for Cleve­land and had 13 points.


Wizards guard John Wall, who will soon un­dergo surgery for a rup­tured left Achilles ten­don that will side­line him for part or all of next sea­son, at­tended the game and spoke briefly in a tele­vi­sion in­ter­view along­side owner Ted Leon­sis. He said he was in ''great'' spir­its and plans to spend time with his new­born son and his mother, who has can­cer, dur­ing his re­habi l i t at i on.

The in­jury to Wall, who al­ready had surgery this year to re­pair bone spurs in his left heel, is what prompted the Wizards to shed salary and re­shape their ros­ter by trading Porter and Mor­ris.


Cava­liers: F/ C Tris­tan Thompson, who is out with left foot sore­ness, missed his 10th straight game . ... F Cedi Os­man, who has a sprained right an­kle, missed his sec­ond straight game . ... G Bran­don Knight, ac­quired in a trade Thurs­day, did not play.

Wizards: Have just one home game be­tween Fri­day and March 3 . ... F Troy Brown missed his third game with a sprained left an­kle. Coach Scott Brooks said Brown was ''prob­a­bly an­other week or so'' from re­turn­ing.

Bobby Por­tis #5 of the Wash­ing­ton Wizards re­acts against the Cleve­land Cava­liers at Cap­i­tal One Arena in Wash­ing­ton, DC

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