Kyrie Irving scores 57 as Cavs rally to top Spurs in OT

Kyrie Irving scores 57 as Cavs rally to top Spurs in OT

Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 57 points (20-32 FG, 7-7 3Pt, 10-10 FT) Thursday, lifting the Cavs to an overtime win over the Spurs. He finished the game with five assists, four steals and three rebounds.

His 57 topped his own NBA-best 55-point game against Portland on Jan. 28. He scored nine points in the final minute of regulation to tie the game and added 11 more in overtime to snap San Antonio’s six-game winning streak.

“A few of those shots, it just left my hands and I kind of threw them up at the rim and I was lucky enough and blessed enough that they went in,” Irving said.

His point total was a Cavs record, too, topping James’ 56 against the Raptors in 2005.

James was back just in time from a one-game absence to be part of Irving’s stellar night in what everyone said was one of the best NBA games this season.