Found December 26, 2011 on Yahoo! Sports:
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...
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