Kyrie Irving breaks ankles & Spurs win streak with career-high 57 points
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“It was such a fun game,” said our favorite uncle who scored a career-high 57 in an OT win over the Spurs. “The crowd was into it. They sold out, they came to see a great game and it was. Once Bron gets into those step-back 3s, we were just looking at each other, ‘Man, this is just so much fun.’ “
Real fun for Cavs fans who got to see Irving drop 27 in the 4th quarter & OT, which included a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that put the game into OT. Not so much fun for the Spurs fan and the Spurs — especially Kawhi Leonard, who missed two free throws with 4 seconds left in regulation.
“I know I lost the game,” Leonard said, “but (missing free throws) happens to everybody. So, I’ve got to keep moving forward and know that I made big free throws and big shots before.”
The loss for the Spurs snapped their six-game winning streak the way Kyrie Irving snapped the ankles of every defender they tried to put on him.
“The kid is special, we all know it, we all see it,” James said. “For him to go out and put on a performance like he did tonight was incredible.”
More incredible when you consider he’s only 22 years old and only Ricky Barry and LeBron have had multiple 50 point games before turning 23.