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Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
Position: G
Born: 03/23/92
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $16,407,500
Cleveland shot 35.4% from the field and 34.1% on three-pointers. Kevin Love (three points) made one shot and Kyrie Irving (13 points) three shots, and they were a combined 4-of-28 from the field. “It’s good for them,” LeBron James said of Love and Irving. “First little adversity, first individually in a long time, and it’s good for them. Obviously, we don’t want two of our big guys not to shoot the ball. It’s going to be difficult for us to pull the game out like that. “But those guys will be better. They’ll watch the film, and they’ll be much better on Monday.”
They have played individually and great collectively. “We do a great job of having each other’s backs, and it just makes our job a lot easier out there,” Irving said. “We know what to expect. But this is high-intensity basketball that we’ve all been waiting for, and to all be healthy at the same time and doing whatever it takes to win. “This is what we want to be part of, and we’ve been waiting for. We missed out on our chance last year, we’re relishing the moment and we just want to continue that going forward.”
In a league in which Stephen Curry has stretched the three-point arc with his range, Irving has been capable of taking over with his in-between game, his ball-handling, his 17-foot jumper. He completely won his matchup with Lowry, and won the admiration of his teammates. “Kyrie’s becoming a leader, a staple of this team,” James said. “I’m just in amazement with the way he handles the ball,” Channing Frye said.
Storyline: LeBron-Kyrie Dynamic
“Our core guys – LeBron, Kyrie, Kevin, and so on – have just started to find a greater level of chemistry.” “Go Kyrie, go,” teammates heard James telling Irving. With 27 points and five assists for Irving and 24 points from James, they easily won the matchup against DeMar DeRozan (18 points) and Kyle Lowry (eight points). The Cavaliers crushed the Raptors on the glass (45 rebounds to 23) and in shooting (55.4 percent to 42.1). With Golden State and Oklahoma City appearing to be in the early stages of a classic conference final, Cleveland deposed of Toronto swiftly on this night, easily dismissing the Raptors’ fury.
Coming from a four-time MVP in James, the significance of the statement was not lost on Irving. “When you have a great player like that on your team, you just have to learn from him and take what you can from him,” Irving told on his way out of Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday, after sharing the postgame podium with James, a pairing that has happened regularly during the Cavs’ 9-0 start to the playoffs. “I’ve had a tremendous opportunity. I’m fortunate enough to have a mentor in Kobe [Bryant] and having a teammate, a brother like Bron. Those are guys that I can kind of bounce ideas off of. And every single day Bron’s been demanding excellence out of me. I think that’s been the maturity and the growth of this year.”