The Cleveland Cavaliers are just 3.5 out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. And no way it again: The Cleveland Cavaliers are just 3.5 games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Cleveland’s 20 points win over the Utah Jazz not only pulled within striking distance of the East’s final playoff spot and helped reverse the two-game losing skid they suffered over the weekend. The win was especially important considering that the Cavaliers were able to build on the momentum they started to build after they took down the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Tonight was also special because Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving recorded the first triple double of his NBA career. In 39 minutes, Irving scored 21 points, dished out 12 assists and pulled down 10 rebounds. This is teammate Dion Waiters (you know, the guy Irving reportedly has an awful relationship with) celebrated Irving’s triple double.
And this is how Tristan Thompson reacted when he interjected himself into Irving’s post game interview with Fox Sports Ohio’s Allie Clifton.
Below, you can view the full highlights from the Cavaliers win over the Jazz.
And in case you somehow missed it, another fan ran onto the court and again ran directly at Irving. As you can see below, the fan was immediately handcuffed and tacked the police officers at the arena. For whatever reason, the Cleveland crowds seemingly are always involved in these type of situations. This incident was the third such incident in the past year. SB Nation’s Tom Ziller had an interesting theory regarding why this keeps happening.
Or are kids in Cleveland all ninjas?
— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) March 1, 2014