Kyrie Irving should have had the NBA Jam announcer calling this game — “BOOMSHAKALAKA!”
On a night LeBron James was out, Irving dropped 55 points on Portland, shooting 17-of-36, including going 11-of-19 from three. He also did a good job helping harass Portland’s Damian Lillard into a 4-of-19 shooting night. He dished out five assists.
But that play above is what you will see on the highlight shows — a three right in the face of Nicolas Batum that proved to be the game winner.
That is the Cavaliers’ eighth straight win.