Cavs' Irving lauded for stellar week
The Cleveland Cavaliers just can't stop winning. That goes for on-court exploits and off-court honors.
After LeBron James broke an NBA record with his 48th Eastern Conference Player of the Week award last week, Kyrie Irving has been given the nod this week.
Irving had a hallmark week, averaging 31.5 points, 5.3 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. The point guard hit more than half of his attempts from downtown in helping the Cavs run their win streak up to 10 straight games with a 4-0 week.
The signature performance of the seven-day period -- and maybe NBA season- came for Irving Wednesday night against Portland. Irving notched a career-high, Quicken Loans Arena record and NBA season-high 55 points, and also set a new franchise record with 11 three-pointers hit in a 99-94 win.
Irving is averaging 21.8 points on .465 shooting from the field, 3.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 37.9 minutes per game this season. He was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star squad last week.