Alonzo Gee Posterizes Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving Goes for 40 in Win vs. Celtics

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2013

The Cleveland Cavaliers helped pile onto the misery that is the Boston Celtics up-and-down season, beating them 95-90, handing the Celtics their fourth straight loss.

While the Cavaliers were able to show off quite a bit of flashy basketball tonight, there were two players who came out above all the others in the highlight reel.

Alonzo Gee was registered the dunk of merit in the third quarter, as he grabbed a pass, thought about taking a shot and then decided it better to take it in and just slam it home over the top of Kevin Garnett.

Gee's flashy flush came sandwiched in between terrific displays from Kyrie Irving, who else?

While Irving was able to put up 19 points in the first quarter, it was the final period that showcased, once again, just how good he is.

With the Cavs down 73-70 at the start of the fourth, Kyrie came in midway through and put up 15 points, including a drive to the rim around Rajon Rondo that floored the crowd in Cleveland.

Rondo is a damn good defensive point and Irving just blew by him and got the and-1 layup. Damn.

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) January 23, 2013

Kyrie just kills the Celtics.

— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 23, 2013

Kyrie Irving's drive just broke my season record for saying, "Oh, my God!"

— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) January 23, 2013

Although the Cavs have won only 11 games this season, being able to watch a guy like Irving makes it seem like they're in the playoff race. Few players make basketball as fun as he does.