CLEVELAND — (AP) Russell Westbrook posted his 31st triple-double of the season with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Washington Wizards continued their postseason push with a 122-93 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It was Westbrook's 177th career triple-double, moving him within four of Oscar Robertson's NBA record. Bradley Beal scored 19 points on 8-for-24 shooting, and Raul Neto had 17 points for Washington (29-34), which strengthened its hold on the final play-in tournament spot in the East.
Collin Sexton had 22 points and a career-high eight turnovers for Cleveland (21-42) in his return from a concussion. The Cavs trailed by just six at halftime, but fell apart in the second half en route to their fifth straight loss.
There was more bad news for Cleveland, as young point guard Darius Garland had to leave the game with a left ankle injury. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the ankle was "pretty swollen," but would not elaborate further.
With just nine games left to play, the Cavaliers' season is quickly spiraling out of control. They'll attempt to right Saturday night against the Miami Heat at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
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