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Kyrie Irving had himself quite the performance on Thursday. Not only did he hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime, but he’d also go on to finish the game with a career-high 57 points during the Cavs’ 128-125 victory over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs appeared to have things under control, leading by seven with under a minute remaining in regulation, but that’s when Irving, who already had 37 points on the evening, really caught fire. After drawing a foul on a two-point field-goal and converting the free-throw with 56 seconds remaining, Tony Parker made an 18-foot-jumper to extend the Spurs lead back to six points with just 33 seconds left. But a three-pointer from the Cavs’ all-star guard cut the lead down to three, leading to this Kyrie Irving buzzer beater at the end of regulation that tied the game, 110-110:
Irving would continue his scorching run in overtime, scoring 11 of the Cavs’ 18 points during the extra frame. He finished the night going a perfect 7-for-7 from three-point range while making all ten of his attempts from the charity stripe.
As for LeBron James, he only managed a measly 31 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds. Meh.