The Cleveland Cavaliers upset the Oklahoma City Thunder last night in a gritty game. Kyrie Irving had a stellar game the night after playing over 40 minutes. The team was down a dozen points but willed themselves back into the game and then shut the door on the team that has designs on playing in the NBA Finals. During the game Irving had an amazing crossover that put star defender Thabo Sefolosha on his rear end.
Irving may have pushed off but who cares when it looks good. Irving has to continue to step up with Dion Waiters and CJ Miles out injured from the backcourt and Anderson Varejao out leaves a void of leadership and hustle. Irving showed this with a number of defensive plays, getting involved in fast breaks, digging down in the post and more. He still has a desire to be better then the best player on the other team. If Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant hit shots Irving was likely to attempt to take the ball on his own.
Can you, like us, watch that video over and over again? What did you takeaway from win over the Thunder? Are you excited about the team moving forward? Can they make the playoffs?