Scoot over Klay, Kyrie wants in on this …


VIDEO: Kyrie Irving couldn’t let Klay Thompson have all the fun

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson dropped jaws with his spectacular scoring showcase over the weekend, his NBA-record 37-point quarter will not soon be forgotten.

Thompson will have to share the spotlight now, though. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving made sure of it with a jaw-dropping showcase of his own (sans LeBron James, who sat out with a sore wrist), scoring a NBA season-high and career-high 55 points, including the pull-up 3-point dagger to sink the Portland Trail Blazers in a 99-94 win. That’s right, he scored 55 of the Cavaliers’ 99 points in making sure their win-streak stretched to eight games.

He also matched Thompson’s 11 made 3-pointers and collected the first 50-point game by a Cavalier since LeBron did it on March 13, 2009 … during his first stint with the franchise.

Kyrie also missed the Cavaliers’ franchise-record by a point (LeBron scored 56 on March 20, 2005) and recorded the most points in a Cleveland home game in franchise history.

Toss in his 38 points in Detroit Tuesday night and Kyrie’s 93 points are the most scored over a two day span since Kobe Bryant scored 110 (60 on March 22, 2007 and 50 on March 23, 2007).

As if that’s not enough, Kyrie also became the fifth youngest player (at 22 years, 311 days) in the last 50 seasons to score 55 points or more. And that list includes Brandon Jennings, LeBron and Rick Barry (who did it twice: once in 1965 and again in 1966).

We’re packing a season’s worth of wicked offensive performances into one spectacular, jaw-dropping week!


VIDEO: Kyrie Irving nailed 11 3-pointers in the win over Portland

12 Comments

  1. Danny says:

    55 in a game is amazing and is not to be discounted. Kyrie got 55 in 36 shots, 10/10 FT and in 38.5 minutes. Klay got 52 in 25 shots, 9/10 from FT and in 33 minutes. I am keeping Klay’s game as the best of the season so far.

  2. harriethehawk says:

    MVP this year will be Stephan Curry, and he deserves it. Eat your heart out Lebron James.

  3. miguel says:

    Way to go Uncle Drew! Portland Young Bloods cant stop u!

  4. 4pt Range says:

    I think most players go for 50 if they get 36 shots…you can look that up sekou.

  5. Old nba fan says:

    I say we get Curry Klay and Harden together. IMO the 3 most overrated nba players in recent memory and then put them in a line and see how many of their fans would taste test their p*$$ and let us all know who’s tastes the best. Whoever gets the most taste testers wins MVP this year what do ya say? Sound fair?

    • Alex says:

      Couldn’t agree more…

    • Cody Gephart says:

      What the hell are you talking about most overrated hahahah. Harden yes. Curry and Thompson no. Have you not been watching NBA this season? The Warriors are having the best season since the 2006-2007 Mavs and the 95-96 Bulls. All lead by those two players. I dont understand what people like you have against the Warriors and the best backgourt in the game. Go ahead and argue all you want, the stats are there to prove you wrong. Besides i dont know what team you like, but no matter who they are, they are having a worse season then Stephen Curry and Klay thompsons warriors. Wow.

  6. Jorge says:

    Who is mvp?

  7. Indiana'sownLarryBird says:

    Rick Barry did it twice, without the three point line.