Man in the Mask: Kyrie Irving Drops 41 in Loss to Melo-less New York Knicks

Dec 15, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) defends Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) on a drive to the net during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

On only 15 made shots, and playing with a fractured jaw, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving notched a career-high 41 points from Madison Square Garden Saturday night.

Irving scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Cavs close and with time winding down, found Anderson Varejao for what could have been the game-tying layup. Varejao was fouled, giving the forward an opportunity to tie the ball game with one second remaining in regulation.

Varejao notched the first, but missed the second, giving the Knicks the win.

Check out highlights from Irving’s big night:


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