Tayshaun Prince isn’t what he once was, but he’s still a long and reasonable defender.
Kyrie Irving turned him into a highlight package.
Irving goes behind his back away from the screen, and then throws in a crossover before he stepped back and drains the three. That is a thing of beauty.
What you see here seemed to be the Cavaliers’ offense a lot of the night — using their athleticism and skills, but doing it earlier in the clock. It wasn’t about system. It wasn’t always pretty either, particularly on defense, but it worked, Cleveland got the 114-107 win (the first for Tyronn Lue as coach). Irving had 17 points on the night but needed 18 shots to get there.