BEST OF: Kyrie’s sick show of skill in San Antonio

Kyrie Irving vs. the world (or at least a bevy of fearsome San Antonio Spurs defenders).

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving swerved, scored and scintillated on his way to a team record for points, as well as an incredible overtime win over the defending champions Thursday night.

Irving put up 57 points, topping his career high that he set back in January against Portland (55 points). He became the first player to score 50+ points against the Spurs since Bernard King in 1984, according to the TNT broadcast. That means he’s the first to score more than 50 against a Gregg Popovich-led Spurs team.

He did things like this — nudging his way through the smallest of crevices and finishing with a hand in his face.

Then toying with a seasoned veteran in Boris Diaw on a night where he was perfect from beyond the arc.

And, of course, the ice cold, regulation buzzer beater over Kawhi Leonard that send the game to an extra period.

Teammates (and opposing players from around the league) were also in awe of Irving’s performance.


Here’s a full scope of his highlights through the night: