No LeBron James, no problem for Uncle Drew.
Kyrie Irving stepped up big for the Cavs with James nursing a sprained wrist sustained in last night’s game versus the Pistons. At home tonight to take on the Blazers, the Cavs also dealt with another injury to a member of their big 3: Kevin Love. He hurt his knee but played through it, unfortunately ineffectively to the tune of 3-15 shooting.
So Kyrie stepped up, and got buckets. *Kevin Hart voice*
His 55 points came on 11 (eleven!) 3 pointers, including one that broke a 94-94 tie with 7 seconds left. Kyrie’s clutch play has been well-documented since his rookie year and tonight it was on full display. Lillard tried to match Kyrie’s 3 on the other end and surprisingly missed. 2 more FTs later and Kyrie ends up with 55. The Cavs have now won 8 in a row and are suddenly surging with a below average schedule the rest of the way until the all-star break. Watch out.
The night in tweets…
(I only put this in here because I hope Dwyane Wade subtweets Bron.)