On what would become the game-winning three, Cavs forward Lamar Stevens lost Bradley Beal coming off a screen allowing Beal to get to the rim. Kuzma made the shot, giving Washington a 95-94 lead. After the game, head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that the intent on that play was to foul Beal when he caught the ball – the Cavs had a foul to a give – but that it wasn’t called. In the scramble for the loose ball, the referee called ball off the Cavs. On replay, it looked as if it it last went off the Wizards.
Ricky Rubio led the Cavs with 20 points off the bench.