Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 39 points and hit the game-winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 127-125 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters returns home to Philadelphia for a few events.
Toronto rookie Terrence Ross beat defending champion Jeremy Evans to win the slam-dunk contest during All-Star Saturday night. Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving beat San Antonio’s Matt Bonner to win the 3-point contest.
Jeremy Pargo, filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving, scored a career-high 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
The Sixers are going for their fourth straight win, tonight in Cleveland.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year, beating out another point guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ascent has been rapid for the 19-year-old former New Jersey high school player from St. Patrick’s who last year, due to an injury, played just 11 games as a freshman at Duke.
Jrue Holiday made five 3-pointers and scored 19 of his 24 points in the third quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers kept their hold on a playoff spot with a 103-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 31 points and Jrue Holiday had 19 to lead thePhiladelphia 76ers to a 103-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
The Sixers are tied for the Atlantic Division lead, and try to stay in first tonight against the Cavs.