Kyrie Irving did it again. Thats surprises no one, what is surprising is that the Cavs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night . Five Cavs (Jamison, Gee, Hollins, Parker and Sessions) scored in double digits, Irving NOT one of them, however he did have a career high 12 assists. A back and forth game where neither team lead by more than 5 points until the final minute. A Ramon Sessions buzzer beater 3 was called off at the end of the 1st quarter resulting in the Cavaliers trailing 27-26 after 1. Then a Anthony Parker buzzer beater before the half counted bringing the Cavs to within 51-49. Tied at 69 after 3 quarters the fast-paced Cavs some how pulled off the win despite being out shot 48.7% to 41.8% and 13 blocked shots by the Thunder. Irving had 2 layups and a free throw giving him 5 points down the stretch, throw in an assist and a rebound that sparked a 12-0 run giving the Cavs the lead for good. For OKC Durant finished with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocks. Serge Ibaka added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocked shots. All-star point guard Russell Westbrook had 19 points and 4 assists. The surprising win gives the Cavs back-to-back road wins for the 1st time this season. For the Thunder the 96-90 defeat snaped a 14 game home winning streak and puts the Thunder’s home record for the year at 17-2. Cavaliers next game will be back at the Q Sunday against the Houston Rockets.
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