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CLEVELAND -- The Washington Wizards lost Nene to a knee injury, and then won the game with a strong effort on defence. Jeff Blake Jersey . John Wall scored 21 points, Bradley Beal had 17 and the Wizards beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Sunday night. Washington had a 66-63 lead midway through the third quarter when Nene departed with a sprained left knee. The Wizards then held the Cavaliers to 11 fourth-quarter points to return to .500 at 28-28 on the season. They also strengthened their hold on the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. "Were a team right now thats just trying to play the right way and get on a roll," Wall said. Nene had eight points, four rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes. He was coming off one of his best games with the Wizards, when he had a career-high 30 points in Saturdays win over New Orleans, including the game-winning dunk with less than a second left. Coach Randy Wittman said Nene banged knees with Spencer Hawes and will get an MRI on Monday. Luol Deng led Cleveland with 17 points and the injury-riddled Cavaliers lost for the second straight time after winning six in a row. The Cavaliers played without centre Anderson Varejao (sore back) and guards Dion Waiters (hyperextended left knee) and C.J. Miles (sprained left ankle). While the Wizards are in good shape to snag a playoff spot in the weak Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are five games out of the final post-season slot. Kyrie Irving, who scored 15 points, admitted that hes looking at the standings. "You have no choice but to pay attention to it," he said. "We want to accomplish something, but it starts with every single game. Time is of the essence right now." Washington led 78-72 after three quarters, and then grabbed control in the fourth. Two baskets by Kevin Seraphin, who replaced Nene, and five points by Beal helped the Wizards build a double-digit lead before Trevor Arizas 3-pointer with a little over a minute left made it 96-81. "We felt bad when he got hurt, but during the game, you have to keep focused the whole way, which we did," Seraphin said. The Cavaliers shot 49 per cent in the first half, but were 4 of 19 from the field in the fourth quarter. "The ball just seemed to stick in one area," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "It was almost like we played in an elevator at times. It wasnt crisp like it was in the first half." Ariza scored 15 points and Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Hawes, playing his second game since being acquired from Philadelphia on Thursday, had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland. The Wizards used a 12-0 run midway through the first quarter to go ahead for good. Cleveland got within one point several times in the third quarter but never pulled even. The game featured two of the top young point guards in the league in Irving and Wall. Irving was the MVP of the All-Star game and Wall won the dunk contest. Wall ended the first half with a dunk and two 3-pointers in the final 1:21. He banked in a 30-footer to beat the halftime buzzer, giving Washington a 58-52 lead. Washington scored the first two baskets on a tip-in and a fast break after a bad pass by Irving, leading to a timeout by Brown just 31 seconds into the game. Browns message obviously worked as the Cavaliers took a 13-8 lead, but the Wizards scored the next 12 points to go ahead 20-13. The teams split the season series, with the road team winning all four games. "The last time we played Cleveland, we gave the game away," Ariza said. "They played harder than us the last time. We did our best to prevent that from happening again." Hawes made his home debut late in the first quarter. He had 13 points and seven rebounds in 14 first-half minutes. NOTES: While theres no timetable for the return of Clevelands injured players, Varejao, who has missed the last six games, was on the court at Saturdays practice. Waiters hasnt been able to run since being injured Tuesday while Miles is still using crutches after hurting his ankle Wednesday. ... The Wizards are 11-6 in their last 17 road games. Washington is 14-14 on the road and at home. ... Cavaliers F Tristan Thompson, a native of Canada, celebrated his countrys win over Sweden in the gold-medal hockey game at the Olympics. "Were supposed to win," he said with a smile ... Wizards F Otto Porter, the third pick in the draft, didnt play for the fourth time in six games. Qadry Ismail Jersey . Murray, the defending champion and No. 3 seed, claimed his first match win at Queens in 2005 and went on to win the Wimbledon warmup three times. But he failed to take advantage of eight set points after leading the first-set tiebreaker 6-2, and Stepanek survived to convert with his second set point. Jim Leonhard Jersey . Eller scored the midway through the third period after Dallas scored twice to tie it, leading Canadiens to a 6-4 win over the Stars on Thursday night. http://www.customravensjersey.com/custom-marquise-brown-jersey-large-73d.html . -- Brendan Leipsic had two goals and an assist and Nicolas Petan extended his point streak to 11 games as the Portland Winterhawks slipped past the Red Deer Rebels 5-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.Andy Murray has achieved one of his biggest successes by reaching the world No 1 ranking. Here, we look back at the most significant moments in his career. From the courts of Dunblane to the best player on planet tennis, Murray marked his remarkable rise with an eighth title of the season at the ATP Paris Masters, extending his winning run to 19 matches with victory over John Isner. Murray wins Paris Masters Andy Murray beats John Isner to win ATP Paris Masters As recently as June, when Novak Djokovic became the first man in 47 years to hold all four major titles at the same time, the Serbians lead appeared unassailable. But Murray has been imperious in the months since, winning Wimbledon, Olympic gold and five other titles and losing just three matches. Murrays magnificent year Andy Murray adds world no 1 ranking to 2016 achievements He is reaping richly-deserved rewards for an outstanding end to 2016 and there may yet be plenty more to come.It all started at the age of five for Murray when his magic with the racquet was spotted and seven years later he won the under-14 National Championships at the age of 12. Murray won the US Open juniors at Flushing Meadows In September 2004, Murray won the US Open juniors at Flushing Meadows by beating Sergiy Stakhovsky, cementing his position as the nations brightest hope.By March 2005, he became the youngest Briton to ever play in the Davis Cup. He helped GB beat Israel with a crucial doubles victory. Murray v Djokovic: Is the race won? Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic: Their previous meetings Following an impressive Queens performance, Murray received a wildcard for Wimbledon where he put on an impressive run before losing out to the experienced David Nalbandian in a thriller. Later that year he reached his first ATP Tour final in Thailand, but was stopped in his tracks by the great Roger Federer. Murray sealed his first ATP title early in 2006, beating Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt to win in San Jose After teaming up with his nemesis Djokovic in mens doubles action at the 2006 Australian Open, victory over Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt gave him a first career title in San Jose and a place in the top 50.A year later he broke into the top 10 for the first time and then reached the semi-finals of Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami. Most weeks at No 1 - 10 longest-serving incumbents: Roger Federer 302 weeks Pete Sampras 282 Ivan Lendl 270 Jimmy Connors 268 Novak Djokovic 223 John McEnroe 170 Rafa Nadal 141 Bjorn Borg 109 Andre Agassi 101 Lleyton Hewitt 80 Ahead of the 2008 US Open, Murray beat Djokovic in Cincinnati to win his first ever Masters title. That helped him gain enough confidence to go on a run at Flushing Meadows where he upset Nadal for the first time when they met in the semi-finals. Federer was a class act in the final, though, winning 6-2 7-5 6-2. Murray and Federer pose with their trophies after the 2008 US Open final at Flushing Meadows When Murray beat James Blake to win Queens in 2009, he became the first Briton to do so since 1938 and in his second major final in Australia in 2010, that man Federer once again shattered his dreams. I can cry like Roger, its just a shame I cant play like him, said an emotional Murray. Watch NOW TV! Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. The following year brought about a stellar season. In the first major of the year, he made the final of the Australian Open, losing out Djokovic before he ended the 74-year wait for a British mens singles Wimbledon finalist, but again was unable to make the next step, losing in four sets to Federer.He bounced back with a stunning 6-2 6-1 6-4 victory against Federer at Wimbledon in the Olympic final and partnered Laura Robson to silver in the mixed doubles. Murray finally claimed the first major of his caareer in a thrilling US Open final Buoyed by Olympic success, Murray reached the final of the US Open. Jihad Ward Jersey. From two sets up against Djokovic, he was pegged back, but he found something extra to triumph in five sets. A couple of months later though, at the 2013 Australian Open, the Serb exacted his revenge with a four-set win. Murray milestones Andy Murrays greatest moments revisited ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals A week before Wimbledon, Murray claimed his third Aegon Championships trophy at Queens Club by beating Marin Cilic. And it was glory at the All England Club as he survived a nerve-shredding last game to clinch a famous 6-4 7-5 6-4 win against world No 1 Djokovic to finally end Fred Perrys 77-year reign as the last home mens singles champion. Murrays Wimbledon dream finally became a reality on July 7 2013 After a disappointing 2014, Murray returned to a Grand Slam final in January 2015 but lost to Djokovic in Melbourne. Then in May, he beat Philipp Kohlschreiber to claim his first-ever clay-court title in Munich and quickly followed that up with a stunning 6-3 6-2 victory over King of Clay Nadal to win the Madrid Masters.Murray Kevin Anderson to land his fourth Aegon Championships title before finally ending an eight-match losing streak against Djokovic to land the Montreal Masters crown. Jamie Murray, Dom Inglot, James Ward, Leon Smith, Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans pose with the Davis Cup Of all Murrays successes, guiding Britain to the Davis Cup title was the most unlikely. The Scot won 11 of Britains 12 points, including three in doubles with brother Jamie to end the year in glorious fashion. WATCH: Murray is world No 1 Sky Sports pays tribute to Britains finest tennis player... In January this year, his search for an elusive Australian Open title continued after his fourth final loss to Djokovic.Having turned himself into one of the worlds best clay-courters, Murray completed his set of major finals by reaching the decider at the French Open, but the result was familiar - defeat by Djokovic. Murray beat Raonic to secure his second Wimbledon title Just a couple of months later, Murray stamped his class on proceedings against first-time Slam finalist Milos Raonic to triumph at Wimbledon and claim his third major crown.And as part of a career-best run of 22 straight victories, he became the first tennis player to retain an Olympic singles title with a gruelling victory over Juan Martin del Potro in Rio. Murray dislodges Newk Andy Murray has become the oldest first-time No 1 since John Newcombe Murray became the 26th man to be ranked world No 1 since the system began in 1973 after reaching the final of the Paris Masters when his semi-final opponent Raonic withdrew due to injury. He went on to beat Isner in Sundays final, and will now prepare for an assault on the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, where he will look to end his greatest ever season on an ultimate high. Murrays 2016 in numbers: 8 Number of titles won 12 Finals contested 3 Murray won his third Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2 Success in Rio brought him a second Olympic gold medal 74 Matches won 9 Matches lost 22 The longest unbeaten stretch of Murrays career came between the French Open in June and Cincinnati in August 5 Murray became the first player to win five titles at Queens Club 527 Aces 10,948,552 Prize money in US dollars (￡8.75million at current exchange rate) Well be back in 2017, but in the meantime you can follow us skysports.com/tennis, or our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis.By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: Murray wins Paris Masters The strangest feeling WATCH: Murray is world No 1 Murrays finest achievement ' ' '