The Cavaliers notched their first two game win streak of the year on Wednesday night in Washington D.C.
The wine and gold took a lead with under 4 minutes on a three-point shot by rookie Dion Waiters and hung on to register the 87-84 win.
Washington battled back to tie the game at 82 apiece, but second year big man Tristan Thompson came up with the game winning three point play to give the Cavs an 85-82 lead.
From that point on, the Cavs survived, even though Kyrie Irving struggled at the free throw line.
Clearly bothered by having to wear the plexiglass mask, Irving only made 2 of 6 shots from the charity stripe in the final minute.
In the final seconds, the defense held on and survived a last second three pointer that would have tied the game.
Thompson finished with another double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Irving had 26 points and dished out 8 assists to help matters.
All told, a good win for the young team and it will certainly make for a nice flight home to Cleveland. Hopefully the winter storm allows the team plane to land.