One game after scoring a career-high 32 points, Kyrie Irving scored the game-winning bucket at the Boston Garden with 2.6 seconds left to give his Cleveland Cavaliers an 88-87 win. Kyrie scored 23 points in the game on 1o-of-14 shooting, leading the Cavs to a big-time comeback win.
“I told him to run a high pick and roll and just see what you can get,” said Cavs coach Byron Scott about Kyrie’s game-winning play. “He had the look in his eyes like he wanted it anyway. At that particular time, I wasn’t thinking about his age. I was just thinking about how pretty damn good he is with the ball in his hands.”
Kyrie led the Cavs back in the fourth quarter, capping an impressive comeback with the drive and layup. Cleveland was down by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter and scored the final 12 points of the game. Kyrie scored eight of Cleveland’s 26 fourth-quarter points, missing just one field-goal attempt.
I thought he dominated the fourth quarter,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers (father of Austin!) of Kyrie. ”He single-handily in my opinion willed that win for them.”
Here’s Kyrie’s game winner: