Kyrie Irving Scores 55, Including Game-Winning Three (Video)

Kyrie Irving Scores 55 - Game Winning 3

Can the Cavs win without LeBron James?  When Kyrie Irving scores 55, they sure can.

After missing his first seven shots during Tuesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Irving caught fire, hitting 17 of his next 29 attempts from the field, including a team record 11 from three-point land. One of those three pointers came with less than 10 seconds left in regulation and the game tied 94-94.


After sinking that basket to get to 53 points on the evening, Irving grabbed the defensive rebound following Damian Lillard‘s missed three-point attempt and was fouled.  He’d hit his two free-throw attempts to reach 55 on the evening and secure a 99-94 victory for the Cavs.  Oh, and did we mention the Cavs were without LeBron James, who was sitting out with a wrist injury?

LeBron was still in attendance to witness Irving’s big game, and he seemed impressed with what he saw from his teammate:

Irving’s 55 set a scoring record for Quicken Loans Arena, and it was the highest scoring total by any player during this NBA season—breaking Klay Thompson’s 52 from Friday.

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