Kyrie Irving scored 13 points in the final three minutes to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-110 Saturday night.
Irving scored 35 points in the game with 23 coming in the second half.
The Cavaliers got hot shooting from the outside to start the fourth quarter. Newly acquired forward Marreese Speights helped lead the charge with 21 points and 10 rebounds off the bench including 10 points in the fourth.
The Thunder tied the game at 108 when Kevin Durant made a 3-pointer with 1:25 left.
Irving then came back down and made a driving layup then Durant missed an 18-foot jumper on the Thunder’s next possession.
Durant finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds to lead OKC but went just 8-for-21 from the field and 13-for-17 from the free throw line.
Russell Westbrook had the better game scoring 28 points on 12-for-22 shooting to go with five dimes as well.
Early in the game it was Serge Ibaka who had the hot hand for OKC. He would finish with 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. He made six of his first seven shots then just one of his final five.
The Thunder could have easily won this game and normally win ones like this. Irving went to another level though and the Thunder weren’t ready to match it.
The Thunder fall to 35-12 on the year. They will play their next game Monday at home against the Dallas Mavericks.