Buoyed by a 55 point performance against the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday night, Kyrie Irving has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. The team was missing LeBron James (who won the award last week), and the Trailblazers got a supreme effort from LaMarcus Alrdridge.
Kyrie Irving was enough, though. After the Cavs struggled with James out in the early part of the month, many wrote the team off for their game with Portland. Irving was going to have none of that. The Cavs were 4-0 while Irving averaged 31.5 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.5 rebounds on 48/51/87 shooting for the week. It's a nice little achievement for a young player who has excelled in leading the Cavs' offense next to LeBron James.
The Cavs' offense is clicking and all their goals are still in front of them. If they keep rolling, little awards like this will mount up.