Season Opener: The Cavs make the Wizards disappear

Season Opener: The Cavs make the Wizards disappear

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points to lead the Cavaliers past Washington 92-84 in the season opener at the Q.  Irving wasn't the only Cav to have a big night.  Anderson Varejao grabbed 23 rebounds to go with nine points and nine assists.  Dion Waiters put in 17 in his NBA debut. Waiters had a better night than the player selected two picks in front of him- Bradley Beal.  Beal had an eight point night for the Wizards.

Cleveland built a 14 point lead in the second half only to see it evaporate.  Janerro Pargo's three pointer with 8:11 left to play in the game put the Wizards up 76-74.  But Irving and company would come back.

The Cavs went on a 20-8 run to put the game away.  Tristan Thompson had three dunks down the stretch to finish with a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) to help finish off the Wizards.

The Cavs start the season 1-0, they host Chicago on Friday night at 7:30.

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