Feb 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Eastern Conference guard Kyrie Irving (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a dunk in the first half of the 2013 NBA all star game at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik S. Lesser/EPA-Pool Photo USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving scores 15 points in All-Star loss

 

On the last night of his three-day All-Star tour, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored 15 points and recorded four assists and three rebounds in less than 25 minutes of action. For the night, Irving played good basketball with and against the world’s elite players. Although he did not play a perfect game, Irving did prove that he is a top NBA star. And if you are into this sort of thing, Irving played 10-plus minutes with former Cavalier LeBron James.

Irving got his first ever All-Star action alongside a lineup of James, Tyson Chandler, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony. Taking the role of point guard, Irving did not look for his shot right away. He was content to distribute the ball to others.

When Irving did look for his shot, he made highlights. While there was no Brandon Knight moment on Sunday, Irving did have one incredible highlight. In the third quarter, Irving drove into the heart of the West’s defense and threw down a rare dunk.

For Irving, this was a very good All-Star debut. He had the third highest +/- score on the East’s roster, shot 50 percent from three and only had two turnovers. That is a game Irving can be proud of, and is only of teaser of what is to come. This will be the first of many All-Star games for Irving, and I think his numbers will only go up in years to come.

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