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Irving lifts Cavs in OT thriller

Kyrie Irving guided reigning NBA champions the Cleveland Cavaliers to a thrilling 140-135 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday.The Cleveland Cavaliers prevailed in a dramatic overtime tussle against the Washington Wizards, while the Indiana Pacers stayed hot.Kyrie Irving guided reigning NBA champions the Cavaliers to a thrilling 140-135 win on Monday.After LeBron James fouled out, Irving scored 11 of his 23 points in OT in front of a sell-out crowd in Washington.

The Pacers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 93-90 victory at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder.Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs were stunned 89-74 by the Memphis Grizzlies and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 118-109.

The Wizards had won 17 consecutive games on home court, but that was until Monday.A back-and-forth game in the second half, Washington pulled ahead with just seconds remaining until James hit one of the craziest shots in NBA history to send the game to overtime. Once again, the Wizards had the lead late until Irving knocked down a tiebreaking three-pointer with 35 seconds remaining for the Eastern Conference leaders.

James finished with 32 points and a career-high 17 assists, while Kevin Love had 39 points and 12 rebounds.Bradley Beal scored 41 points and eight assists for the Wizards but he missed a game-tying three-pointer with nearly five seconds left in overtime.

 

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