Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving went off on Thursday night (March 12), putting up a career- and NBA season-high of 57 points against the San Antonio Spurs.
The 22-year-old was clutch, as he hit a fadeaway 3 to send the game into overtime, where the Cavs pulled out a 128-125 victory over Spurs in San Antonio..
“The kid is special, we all know it, we all see it,” James said after the game. “For him to go out and put on a performance like he did tonight was incredible.”
Kyrie scored nine points in the final minute of regulation to tie the game and added 11 more in overtime to bring the victory home.
His 57 is a Cavs record, too, topping James’ 56 against the Raptors in 2005.
“It was such a fun game,” Irving said. “The crowd was into it. They sold out, they came to see a great game and it was. Once Bron gets into those step-back 3s, we were just looking at each other, ‘Man, this is just so much fun.’ ”