Cavaliers-Wizards, Game 4: Cavs Stun Washington, Shift Series Back To Cleveland

Tommy BalcetisCorrespondent IApril 28, 2008

I wonder what nickname Washington DC will give to Delonte West. The "tatooed killer" would probably work.

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards in a thriller that Michael Jackson would be envious of. The teams did not let each other pull away during the entire 48 minutes of action.

With around 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Gilbert Arenas made a tough jumper off the glass tying the game at 97-97. LeBron James took the ball up the court, penetrated the lane and dished it out to Delonte West who made a go-ahead trey from the corner putting the Cavs ahead with 5.4 seconds left to play. The Wizards had a chance to tie the game, but "Mr. 4th Quarter" Arenas missed a tough shot and the Cavs prevailed.

Delonte West had a hot hand throughout the game, making 5 of 8 from behind the three point line. He ended up with 21. LeBron racked up 34pts and 12rebs. Daniel "Boobie" Gibson had 12 with 4/7 three point shooting.

The Wizards' Jamison (23 and 12) and Butler (19) stood out in the losing effort. Gilbert Arenas who has not yet recovered from his knee injury had 10 pts with 3/8 shooting from the field. He also had 4 turnovers.

The Cavs are ahead of the Wizards 3-1 with the series shifting to Cleveland. The Wizards are facing elimination, so get ready for an exciting game 5. Things will get rough. 

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