Found January 17, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Wednesday night two of the NBA’s best young talent at the point guard position faced off against each other as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers matched up in Portland. While CJ Watson guarded Lillard for most of the contest, Kyrie Irving dropped a sweet spin move on rookie-of-the-year candidate, Damien Lillard.   Kyrie ended the night with 31 points and 5 assists, while Damien had 13 and 7. Cavs walk away with the W.   video via NBA
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