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Basketball is back! Missed the opening night action? Here’s a recap of all three games to begin the 2012-13 NBA Season.
Cavaliers Beat Wizards, 94-84
Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Washington Wizards in the opening game of the season. Without John Wall and Nene, this was always going to be a tough one to win. The Cavs got off to a fast start and stretched the lead early, until Washington rallied late.
Cleveland was led by Irving and Anderson Varejao were able to hold them off and pick up the victory at home. Varejao put on an amazing performance, dominated the Wizards down low, finishing with nine points, 23 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks.
Heat Beat Celtics, 120-107
On the night when the Miami Heat received their rings and Ray Allen made his debut with his new team, the Boston Celtics came to town looking for revenge. Impressive first halves from LeBron James and Paul Pierce saw the Heat take the lead at halftime.
The Celtics made a late push but Miami sealed the game in the final minutes. James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Allen combined for 93 of the Heat’s 120 points. Rajon Rondo led the way for Boston with 20 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds.
Mavericks Beat Lakers, 99-91
Possibly one of the most anticipated opening games in recent years, with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash making their debuts for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Even without Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman, the Dallas Mavericks took advantage of Los Angeles’ poor free-throw shooting and picked up the upset win. Six Dallas players scored in double digits, while for the Lakers, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant and Howard combined for 64 points.
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Tweet Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is a rising star in the NBA, as is Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love. The two got together for the second installment of Pepsi Max’s online series that casts Irving as “Uncle Drew”, an old-school baller with insane game. The video also features NBA legend Bill Russell: [...]
Kyrie Irving's first "Uncle Drew" commercial with Pepsi last year was a huge hit. Cavaliers fans and NBA fans across the country seem to love "Uncle Drew". The super sophomore now a 2nd edition of the hit commercial with Pepsi just as the NBA season tips off.
It also features Bill Russell and Kevin Love as "Wes".
Stepien Rules Writer Nick Mancini checks in with his fifth of five questions as Cavaliers opening day is upon us...5. What will Kyrie Irving do as an encore?I knew Kyrie Irving was going to be good last season, but not that good.Now, the question is, can he build on that success and become even better. It wasn’t an accident that Irving was in Las Vegas with the U.S. Select Team...
I thought the Pepsi MAX commercials with Kyrie Irving posing as an ::ahem:: older former baller named Uncle Drew were genius! Now we’re back with part two and it features more secret players in disguise as they take to the courts and hustle guys in pick up games. Check out the continuation as Uncle [...]
It was less than a year ago when Kyrie Irving made his forgettable Cavalier debut. Tonight, we saw what a difference experience and confidence made for Kyrie as the Cavaliers survived a Wizards 4th quarter run to come away with a big opening night win.
Dion Waiters had a stellar debut, making Cavs fans forget about most of their preseason worries. Waiters finished with 17 points...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, Anderson Varejao had a career-high 23 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers opened the season with a 94-84 victory over the short-handed Washington Wizards on Tuesday night in the first game on the NBA schedule.
Rookie Dion Waiters added 17 points for the Cavs, who led by 16 in the third quarter but needed big plays from Irving and...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a short film starring Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie dressing up in old man make-up as "Uncle Drew" and schooling some street ballers.In this clip, Uncle Drew invites help from old man name Wes who is really Timberwolves forward Kevin Love: (Courtesy of Pro Basketball Talk)
You can watch this again, it's okay. I know you want to. Truth is, Kyrie Irving may act as well as he plays basketball. That's what I thought this morning as I watched Uncle Drew's second installment for the fifth time. [youtube]MLyvkBifQ3w[/youtube]Somehwere, Robert De Niro just gave Leondardo DiCaprio a high five in response to that pocket pass. Good to see Wes still...
Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, Anderson Varejao had a career-high 23 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers opened the season with a 94-84 victory over the short-handed Washington Wizards on Tuesday night in the first game on the NBA schedule.
Rookie Dion Waiters added 17 points for the Cavs, who led by 16 in the third quarter but needed big plays from Irving and Varejao in the final...
Who doesn’t love ole’ Uncle Drew? Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving‘s Pepsi MAX and YouTube sensation returns for a sequel and this time he brought a friend. His friend, Wes or you might know him as Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love.
Also, making an appearance is Boston Celtics all-time great, Bill Russell.
Take a look at the video yourself. Uncle Drew is here to stay...
MINNEAPOLIS It isn't every day Kevin Love is mistaken for a senior citizen.That's what happened, though, in August, when the Timberwolves star and Kyrie Irving took the court for a staged pickup basketball game in Los Angeles. They were there for the second installment of Irving's "Uncle Drew" Pepsi commercials, and for the Cavaliers' point guard, the jig...
It might only be one game, but we can get excited, right? Now, I'm not saying the Cavaliers will make a playoff push (we won't), I'm not saying Anderson Varejao will average 23 boards a game (he won't), or that Kyrie Irving will put up 29 a game (ehh, maybe). But I do know this team will be fun to watch if they play the type of basketball they did against Washington...
Basketball is back! While people prepared to watch Miami and Boston on TNT, The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards took center-stage. The result was Cleveland defeating Washington in a 94-84 final, and I must say both teams looked decent. Cleveland was active on the boards, and when they needed him most, Kyrie Irving stepped up. Washington on the other hand, looked very...
Here's the primer for tonight's season-opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards;
VENUE: Quicken Loans ArenaTIP-OFF: 7:13 p.m.RECORDS: Cavaliers 0-0, Wizards 0-0TV: FOX Sports Ohio HD; NBA League passRADIO: WTAM-1100 AM (6:30 p.m.)PROBABLE STARTERSCavs vs. WizardsC Anderson Varejao vs. Emeka OkaforF Tristan Thompson vs. Trevor BookerF Alonzo Gee...