Found January 17, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Near the end, when the Cleveland Cavaliers had squandered all of a 19-point lead and fallen behind, Kyrie Irving came to the rescue. The second-year point guard scored 31 points, and Cleveland held off a late Portland rally to win 93-88 Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. Irving scored eight straight points down the stretch as the Cavaliers (10-31) won after losing their first three games on their five-game road trip. Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 14 rebounds for Cleveland. Portland (20-19) lost its fourth consecutive game despite having all five starters score in double figures. Nicolas Batum had 23 points and 12 rebounds but also nine turnovers. Damian Lillard's step-back 18-footer with 2:07 remaining gave the Trail Blazers an 86-85 lead with 2:07 to play -- their first advantage since the game's early going. Irving came back with two baskets, and the Cavaliers sewed up the win with four straight free throws in the closing seconds. &q...
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