Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 2/2/13
On Saturday night, Kyrie Irving dropped 35 points.  Against Kevin Durant.  And the Thunder.  In a five-point Cleveland victory.  Impressed?  I’m just getting started. Of Kyrie’s 35, 13 were recorded in just three minutes — those three minutes being the final three minutes of the game.  During that three-minute stretch (2:52, technically), Irving made two free-throws, four two-point field goals, and one three-point field goal (though not in that order, but that isn’t important).  All in all, he scored on five of the last six Cavalier possessions.  On the possession in which he didn’t score he assisted a Tristan Thompson score. I would say Kyrie Irving out-dueled Kevin Durant.  I had planned to make that the title of the post — Kyrie Irving out-duels Kevin Durant.  However, I took a few moments to think about it, and I came to the conclusion that entitling this post in such a way would be to sell Kyrie’s performance short.  After all, he not only bested Durant; in those final three minutes, Irving outscored the entire Thunder team 13-9. And no, Kyrie Irving is not ******* kidding you.
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