Kyrie Irving Avoids Disaster, Sinks Dagger over Damian Lillard

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to take home a 93-88 win over the Portland Trail Blazers thanks to, you guessed it, Kyrie Irving.

With the game tight late in the fourth after Cleveland had led most of the night, the game had devolved down into a one-on-one between Irving and Blazers point guard Damian Lillard.

Other players were doing some scoring and rebounding, but it was totally at the will of Irving and Lillard, who were completely dominating the pace of the game and taking it into their own hands at the time.

Irving had had enough of the back and forth, and he was ready to put this one away for good. Tristan Thompson had missed free throws; Alonzo Gee was missing layups; it was all up to Irving if Cleveland was going to win.

Lillard covered him magnificently on this possession, and you can't blame the crowd for wanting a double-dribble called—it certainly looked like one. A replay shows that Lillard did knock the ball free, so Irving collected himself, and just before the buzzer went off, he knocked it off the glass and into the cylinder.

In the end, it was just another instance of Kyrie being cold-blooded.

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