Irving scores 10 in Cleveland’s 91-85 win
Kyrie Irving, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, scored 10
points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Italy’s Montepaschi
Siena 91-85 in their preseason opener Monday night.
Samardo Samuels led Cleveland with 14 points and Donald Sloan
added 13. The Cavaliers had six players score in double
Bobby Brown scored a game-high 22 points for Siena while Matt
Janning added 21.
Irving, who broke his right hand practicing with the summer
league team in July, played 21 minutes and had three assists.
Dion Waiters, taken by Cleveland with the fourth pick in the
draft, scored 11 points off the bench. C.J. Miles started at
shooting guard and scored 10 points. Cavaliers coach Byron Scott
said before the game Waiters would have to earn a spot in the
starting lineup. Waiters entered the game in the second quarter and
his first shot was an airball.