NBA: Cleveland 94, Washington 84

Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM

CLEVELAND, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Kyrie Irving popped in 29 points and Anderson Varejao hauled down 23 rebounds Tuesday in Cleveland's season-opening 94-84 victory over Washington.

Irving went 11-of-20 from the field with a trio of 3-pointers. Varejao added nine points, nine assists and two blocked shots for the Cavaliers, who outrebounded Washington 54-39.

First-round draft pick Dion Waiters marked his NBA debut with 17 points and three steals for Cleveland. Tristan Thompson notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavs.

Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 11 points despite going 0-for-6 from 3-point range.

Emeka Okafor added 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots for Washington.

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