All-Star Kyrie Irving was simply too much for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off the home upset, 115-110.
Irving and Kevin Durant went back and forth at each other in the final two scintillating minutes, but it was the second-year point guard who won the epic duel and propelled his team to the victory.
The Cavs move to 14-34 with the shocking win, while the Thunder drop to 35-12.
For a complete look at the entire box score, check out NBA.com.
Player of the Game: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
You could probably make a case for Marreese Speights (21 points on 10-of-15 shooting, 10 rebounds off the bench), but it would be blasphemous not to give Irving this prestigious honor.
Sure, the star point guard dropped an impressive 35 points on 12-of-23 shooting to go along with three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
It was his work down the stretch that made the difference, though.
The Thunder led by one with two minutes and 51 seconds to play. In that final span, Irving scored 13 points—and assisted on Cleveland's other two—to make sure OKC wouldn't leave with the win.
It was an unstoppable performance.
Up Next for Oklahoma City
The Thunder, who have suddenly lost three of five, head home to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.
Up Next for Cleveland
The Cavs will try to keep the good times rolling on Wednesday when they host the Charlotte Bobcats.