Found December 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers ran into one of the all-time greats. But not even Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's season-high 42 points could ruin the return of Cavs guard Kyrie Irving on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving had 28 points, six rebounds and a season-high 11 assists in the Cavs' exciting 100-94 victory over the struggling Lakers. He had missed the previous 11 games with a hairline fracture of his left index finger. Despite two major acquisitions in the offseason, the Lakers (9-13) have yet to mesh. They have lost seven of their last 10 games. The Cavs (5-17), meanwhile, snapped a five-game losing streak. They rode the hot hand of shooting guard C.J. Miles, who had a season-high 28 points in his first start of the season. The left-hander made 10 of 18 shots from the field, including 5 of 10 from the 3-point line. Bryant, who recently topped the 30,000-point mark of his career, came out firing from the outset. He converted 16 of 28 attempts from ...
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