Most of the focus will be on Kyrie Irving's scoring as the Cavaliers won their first road game of the season, 103-96, in overtime over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night at Verizon Center.
Yes, he tied his career-high 41 points. Yes, he had 9 of the Cavs 13 points in overtime.
But Cavs coach Mike Brown said Irving's biggest contribution came between quarters and during timeouts in spirited conversations on the bench.
"Kyrie was terrific in the huddles,'' Brown said as his team snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 4-7, 1-6 on the road. "He showed some true leadership throughout the course of the game, especially when we were down 15 in the first half.
"If he had a microphone on in the huddles, everybody would be able to appreciate the way he kept everybody into it mentally. The other veterans stepped up and helped him out. We had a lot of good performances from a lot of different guys.''
Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Bynum returned to...