On Saturday night, John Wall and the Washington wizards took down the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115. The game featured two of the Eastern Conference's top four teams in what could end up as a playoff series preview. Behind a big scoring night from John Wall and Bradley Beal, Washington was able to capture a key win as they continue their push for the postseason. Here's how the Wizards got it done Saturday evening against the team projected to win it all.

Washington's win over Cleveland

With the game played at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, Washington was able to grab a key win on the road. John Wall was extraordinary with a 37-point and 11 assist performance to go with four rebounds and two steals. Wall shot 14-for-21 from the field and hit both his three-pointers attempted. Teammate Bradley Beal also chipped in 27 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Marcus Morris, Otto Porter Jr., and Marcin Gortat all finished in double-digits as well.

The Cleveland Cavaliers had Kevin Love back on the floor for this matchup and he finished with 17 points and seven rebounds. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were also both on the floor and started the game. James finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists, while Irving had 23 points and four assists in the loss.

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Richard Jefferson came off the bench to add 10 points for a Cavs team that shot nearly 50 percent from the field.

The difference all came down to the fact that even though Washington took one less shot, they hit eight more of theirs than Cleveland. In addition, the Wizards won the battle of the boards 40-32 to help achieve the big win.

Standings update & what's next

With the loss, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to 47-25 on the year and 28-8 at home.

Washington moved to 45-28, and is now about three games back from the Cavs for the Eastern Conference standings lead.

Next up, Cleveland has another tough matchup as they'll take on the San Antonio Spurs on the road Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The Washington Wizards will have several days of rest before they take on the Lakers in Los Angeles this Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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