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Cavaliers Hop, Skip and Jump pass the defending champs
Posted By marcus_sr On Feb 5 2012 @ 1:48 am In Cleveland Cavaliers | No Comments
Not 2 minutes into the game tonight and Anderson Varejao had already recorded his first dunk, 25 seconds later and he added another dunk all over Dirk’s head this time to start a Cavalier 6-0 run. The Q is going nuts and you begin to think the Cavs may easily walk away with a win over the Mavericks. Dallas would regroup from the 6-0 lead by the Cavs to start the game by shooting their way back to steal the quarter and take a 9 point convincing lead, but this did not deter the Cavs.
Cavalier rookie, Kyrie Irving, led with a great performance and finished his 11th career 20 point game with 20pts of course, 2stls, and 4 rebounds. Anderson Varejao also added his normal overall stat stuffing performance with 17pts, 17rebs and 3ast.
A relatively close game throughout, with the biggest lead being set by Dallas at 15 after a 6-0 run with 9 minutes left in the second quarter, but other than that the game stayed competitive. Each team making runs, only to be matched by the other but the Cavs would make one final run to top them all.
With roughly 4 minutes to go the ever improving Alonzo Gee made a fierce drive to the basket and finished with a dunk to cut the Dallas lead down to 2 points. After trading baskets Kyrie Irving made one of his nifty hesitation hop, skip drives to the basket and finished an effortless right hand reverse layup to put the Cavs up 1 with 2:35 tics left. Anderson Varejao would then answer that with a 6 foot floater in the lane to put the Cavaliers up 3, but Jason Terry would answer by knocking down two free throws to cut the lead back to 1. Only to be answered by the layup king himself, Kyrie Irving who responded with another reverse right hand layup almost exactly like first which put the Cavs up 3 to seal the deal and jump the Mavericks for once and for all.
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