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KYRIE IRVING SCORES 55 POINTS AGAINST BLAZERS

KYRIE IRVING SCORES 55 POINTS AGAINST BLAZERS
Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat. Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record as James sat out with an injury to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. With James sidelined because of a sprained right wrist, Irving delivered a dazzling, tour-de-force performance. One day before the NBA names its All-Star reserves, Irving put an exclamation point on his resume. Irving, who scored 38 on Tuesday in a win at Detroit, made a team record 11 3-pointers and finished 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. He scored 24 of Cleveland’s final 28 points and 16 of the Cavs’ 20 in the fourth quarter. But it was his long jumper with 6.4 seconds left that shook Quicken Loans Arena. Irving buried a 3-pointer to break a 94-94 tie, then grabbed a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Portland’s Damian Lillard. And as many in the crowd chanted “M-V-P” and James danced near the bench, Irving dropped two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to seal the win. “It was a total team effort,” Irving said, trying to spread praise to his teammates. James knew better. The four-time MVP politely declined to speak to reporters, saying the focus should be only on Irving. “This is his night,” James said.