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Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Irving scored 11 points in the final 2:33 on four layups and three free throws to give Cleveland back-to-back wins at home for the first time this season and send Boston to its season-high fourth straight loss.
Irving shot 16 for 24 - setting a career high for field goals made - and fell one point short of his career-best scoring total, set at New York on Dec. 15.
Tristan Thompson added 21 points for the Cavaliers.
Rajon Rondo led Boston with 17 points while Kevin Garnett scored 16. Paul Pierce, who scored 40 points in a 103-91 win over the Cavaliers in Boston on Dec. 19, finished with 12 points on 3-for-15 shooting.
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His name was the last one that flashed on the TNT screen, but Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is heading to Houston for his first All-Star game. Irving becomes just the 7th NBA All-Star selection under the age of 21, a list that includes Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, and Shaquille O’Neal.
Other selections from the East were Phiadelphia’s...
Kyrie Irving is one of the brightest young stars in the NBA. To exclude him from the NBA all star game puts on a further demonstration of the farce the NBA is becoming. The David Stern ran league is turning into a joke. When Stern fined teams for not playing some of its starters, people could tell the league was going down hill. Not to include one of the best players in the NBA...
As he mingled with Cleveland's top sports figures, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving learned he's an NBA All-Star for the first time.
The dynamic point guard was voted as an Eastern Conference reserve for next month's game in Houston. The 20-year-old is the first Cleveland player picked for the event since LeBron James was voted in as a starter in 2010. Irving is averaging...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Irving scored 11 points in the final 2:33 on four layups and three free throws to give Cleveland back-to-back wins at home for the first time this season and send Boston to...
CLEVELAND -- If anyone had any doubts about Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving making the Eastern Conference All-Star team, they should watch video of Tuesday night's game. He was magnificent with a game-high 40 points in the Cavs' 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics before an announced crowd of 14,192 at Quicken Loans Arena. "I thought it was a pretty loud statement...
Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving has missed a lot of games this season due to injury but his play is All Star caliber. In a recent game against the Boston Celtics Irving had a monster game with 40 points.
Irving shot a crazy 16 of 24 from the field and he was also 7 of 7 from the free throw line. Irving also made 1 three pointer in his 40 point game. He also showed...
Boston came into this game hurting. Losers of 3 straight, the Celtics surely looked at this game in Cleveland as a prime opportunity to get things back on track. Kyrie Irving had other ideas.
“Mr 4th Quarter” disguised himself as “Mr 1st Quarter” in this one as he came out looking to make a statement against the East’s All-Star starting PG Rajon Rondo. Irving was aggressive...
CLEVELAND -- Point guard Kyrie Irving fired in a game-high 40 points in the Cavaliers' 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. The loss was the Celtics' fourth in a row. Irving, gunning for a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team, was 16 of 24 from the field, 1 of 3 from behind the arc and 7 of 7 from the foul line. It was the second...
The Milwaukee Bucks just gave their general manager a three-year extension, they're 6-2 under an interim coach and they're about to face a team they have mostly beaten of late.
If Kyrie Irving plays near the level he did his last time out, though, the Cleveland Cavaliers can hardly be overlooked.
The Bucks look to match their longest winning streak of the season at four...
Jennings had the best chance of breaking the streak, but the fourth-year point guard won't be making his first All-Star appearance. The 23-year-old is averaging 18.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, a career-best 5.8 assists and career-best 2.0 steals per game.
Instead, Eastern Conference coaches chose Philadelphia point guard Jrue Holiday and Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving as the reserve...
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It seems as though the Boston Celtics are right where they started–square one.
This season has been full of incomplete performances by Doc Rivers’ group, but especially when it comes to Tuesday’s loss against Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32). Granted Irving did post a 40-point performance, but there should be no excuse for the players to display...
Tip: 7:00PM Court: Quicken Loans Arena Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, Courtney Kirkland and Kevin Scott
Spread: Bos -4.5
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On road: 7-12
At home: 4-12
Streak: Lost 3
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.0 ppg)
Buckets: Kyrie Irving (23.1 ppg)
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