The 21-year-old Irving, who had his fourth-year option exercised by Cleveland in October, finished with 39 points, six assists and four blocks.
Since being taken first overall out of Duke in 2011, Irving has averaged 20.8 points, 5.7 dishes and 3.6 boards over 135 games.
Irving is an electric playmaker and dynamic shooter who betters his teammates.
Despite having an average 10-15 record, Cleveland’s an organization on the brink of rocking.
With Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, Anthony Bennett and Irving, Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant has assembled a quartet of lottery talent.
Cleveland also signed gimpy center Andrew Bynum to a two-year pact that could be worth $24 million.
After hometown turncoat LeBron James abandoned “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World” in favor of “The Sunshine State” in July 2010, basketball essentially became a profane word amongst Clevelanders.
Remarkably, only three years later, the Cavaliers are developing into a potential powerhouse on the hardwood.
Expect Kyrie Irving to help the Cavaliers double last season’s win total and advance to the playoffs this spring.by