Kyrie Irving dropped 57 points on defending champion San Antonio last night. Almost none of them were easy–Spurs contested all but two shots–but it didn’t matter. Irving, who can score every which way–left, right, inside, out–led the Cavs to a thrilling 128-125 OT win on the road. With LeBron James out there, the combination of intensity and familiar faces made this game look a lot like the NBA Finals in the last two years.
Speaking of the NBA Finals, Kyrie Irving is destined to have some awfully big games in them. The Spurs looked tremendous in the loss, continuing their strong play after a lackluster road trip. Was this a preview of this year’s Finals? Irving had 35 points in the second half and 11 in OT. 57 is a career high for him. LeBron James had a quiet 31. Oh and Tony Parker (31 points) is back.