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The Cavaliers blew an 18-point lead, but managed to hold on and win 106-104 on the road against the Charlotte Bobcats. Kyrie Irving drained the game winner with 1 second left. It was pretty.
Well that was much tougher than it needed to be. The Cleveland Cavaliers roared out to an 18-point lead at one point, but gradually allowed the Charlotte Bobcats to claw their way back into the game. With the game tied at 104 with 16 seconds left, the Cavs ran their best play -- isolation for Kyrie Irving at the top of the key. Irving broke down his man, stepped back and drilled the jumper with 1 second left to give the Cavs a 106-104 win.
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It was a good team effort in the first half, but the fourth quarter was truly The Kyrie Irving Show. He scored 16 points in the final period. He hit the game winner. He finished with 33 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocks. That's a nice day at the office.
Tristan Thompson absolutely manhandled the Bobcats. He displayed toughness and touch on his way to an impressive double-double. Tigger was 8 of 10 from the field and finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
C.J. Miles continued his hot shooting from behind the arc, hitting 4 of 9 from distance and finishing with 18 points.
I liked what I saw from both Dion Waiters and Shaun Livingston, although both played rather limited minutes.
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