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James cranked the music Thursday – a staple in victorious baseball locker rooms but a rarity in the NBA. It has happened a handful of times both before games (once) and after wins (more than once) this season. Even the typically stiff Kyrie Irving, who doesn’t like to cut loose in front of reporters, couldn’t help himself. Irving celebrated his 15 points and six assists by dancing through a pack of reporters and out of the locker room following another impressive victory. The Cavs have won 14 of their last 15 and they’re winning by an average of 13.1 points. Akron Beacon Journal

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Make that 2-8, thanks to Kyrie Irving, who went simply bananas in James’s absence, dropping 55 points on Portland to lead his team to a 99-94 win. That scoring total was the highest in the NBA this season, topping the 52 notched by Minnesota’s Mo Williams and Golden State’s Klay Thompson, and it was the most ever scored on the Cavs’ home court. Washington Post

When it was Irving's turn to step into the spotlight, he was more "aw shucks" than "I'm awesome," and reluctantly accepted the extra attention coming his way. "It means a lot," Irving said. "For me, it's just about the intensity of the game and being out there with my gracious teammates and them doing a great job of getting me open and setting great screens. I'm just happy to get the win. That's the only thing that really matters. We continue our streak." ESPN.com

It was a night of recognition for Irving, who was doused with water in the locker room and showered with praise in social media by his teammates. Not much of a reaction from members of other NBA teams, though. HoopsHype

"I'm going to kindly decline to talk to you guys," James said shortly before slipping out of the locker room and into the cold Cleveland evening. "This is his night." ESPN.com

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