Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Many years from now Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard may look back on Saturday night’s contest between the Cavaliers and their guests the Dallas Mavericks as the moment that he realized he would have a successful career in the Association. With 2:34 in the game the number one selection in the 2011 NBA Draft showed the poise of a seasoned veteran as he drove the lane putting the rock through the hole and putting Cleveland on top for good at 87-86. With 15 seconds to play the rookie knocked down the final bucket of the night shutting the barn door on the Mavericks and giving the Cavaliers a 91-88 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. The game was a roller-coaster affair for both clubs as Cleveland’s offense was almost non-existent in the first and the Mavericks would see their scoring sputtering in the third. Irving led the way for the home team with 20 points while veteran Antawn Jamison knocked down 19 points in the win. Dirk Nowitzki was the game’s high scorer with 24 points while...
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