BEST OF: Kyrie’s sick show of skill in San Antonio
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.
— Nate (@Fashiest330) March 13, 2015
Then toying with a seasoned veteran in Boris Diaw on a night where he was perfect from beyond the arc.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) March 13, 2015
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.
— Willie Green (@DetroitWillie34) March 13, 2015
— Shawn Marion (@matrix31) March 13, 2015
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 13, 2015
— Anderson Varejão (@VAREJAOANDERSON) March 13, 2015
Watching this game like 😳😳😳😳😳😳
— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) March 13, 2015
Kyrie is outta hos body hahahahaha…WOW
— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) March 13, 2015
I see uncle drew is in SA tonight.. Sheesh
— C.J. Miles (@masfresco) March 13, 2015
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Here’s a full scope of his highlights through the night: