words // Brandon Richard
The Decision will probably always be a sore spot for fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a consolation prize of Kyrie Irving is a hell of a way to start the rebuilding process. Since being selected first overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, Kyrie has played with the poise of a veteran, knocking down four game-winners through his first 84 outings. Last week, he was rewarded by being selected as an All-Star for the first time. How would he respond? Try 35 points in a comeback victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday and his fifth career game-winner Saturday night in Toronto.
Trailing 75-66 after the third quarter, the Cavs stormed back with an early fourth quarter run to make it a game. After Jose Calderon gave the Raptors a 98-96 lead with a little more than 12 second left to play, Kyrie calmly dribbled up the court, eyeballed defender Alan Anderson and coldly drained a long pull-up three-pointer to win it for Cleveland. Another big time shot and highlight-worthy play for a guy who's barely played a season's worth of games.
For the game and clutch bucket, Kyrie rocked his Player Exclusive colorway of the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk. The white-based kicks featured crimson and gold hits, along with Kyrie's personal logo on the tongues.
Check out the clip of Kyrie's game-winner above and a few photos below.
images via Yahoo