Posted December 26, 2011 on AP on Fox
Rookie Kyrie Irving scored six points and hardly played like the No. 1 overall pick as the Toronto Raptors spoiled the Cleveland guard's NBA debut with a 104-96 season-opening win over the Cavaliers on Monday night. Irving, who played just 11 games at Duke before turning pro, finished just 2 of 11 from the field - he made a meaningless 3-pointer in the final minutes - with seven assists and one turnover in 26 minutes. The Cavs are counting on the 19-year-old to turn around a team that won just 19 games last season. Toronto, which went only 22-60 last season, won its first game under coach Dwane Casey, who was an assistant last season for the champion Dallas Mavericks. DeMar DeRozan scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth for Toronto, which had seven players score in double figures. Jose Calderon scored 15 with 11 assists, Amir Johnson scored 13 with 13 rebounds, Leandro Barbosa scored 14 and Andrea Bargnani 13. Ramon Sessions led the Cavaliers with 18 and rookie Tristan Thomp...
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