Irving stepped into a 3-pointer from 30 feet in the first half, then spun past two defenders Euro-stepped his way to the basket early in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 122-100 victory against the Raptors.
Watch out NBA, Kyrie Irving is starting to look like his former self. The Cavs made 17 3-pointers (J.R. Smith had eight of them) and they shot 55 percent.
"He's the best point guard in our league for me", he told Clifton. "But until we turn it on defensively, we're kidding ourselves".
George, who scored at least 31 points in his previous three games, shot 5 of 13 but led a second-quarter rally that put the Pacers ahead for good.
James, who scored a game-high 34 points, admitted after the Cavs' win that he was motivated to put on a show for his special fan of his in attendance.
Washington started the game strong, racing out to a 13-8 lead and keeping the game close until the end of the second quarter.
James helped stake the Cavaliers (24-9) to an 18-point lead by hitting all four of his 3-pointers less than four minutes into the third quarter.
The Raptors beat the Cavs at Toronto in late November when Cleveland was missing half of its rotation. Things changed dramatically, in large part to Irving, who continues to work his way back from offseason knee surgery. You could probably make a case for any of the top 20 players right now and maybe 10 other guys that they could one day be in the MVP discussion.
Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors defeated Brooklyn 91-74, the Nets' eighth straight home loss.
The Pistons, winning despite a season-low five rebounds by foul-ridden center Andre Drummond, trailed 73-60 with 3:18 left in the third quarter. Like Iverson, Irving is a point guard on the court because it's the only position he's physically big enough to play.
Chris Bosh had 28 points and five rebounds for the Heat. "It's a team who beat us really good, and we remember that, so we look forward to trying to get them on their home floor like they got us".
"I knew she was going to be there tonight, and her and Zhuri, my baby girl, are my two favorite women in the world", James said after the game, according to ESPN. "I've got a daughter, and also, being a father, seeing what Devon was going through at the time, to be able to keep his strength and composure when his daughter was going through what she was going through, it just resonated". But James believes Irving should be an All-Star regardless of the season's sample size.
Even though I don't think it will be easy, mainly because of the depth of the east this year, I expect the Cavs to return to the finals this year with the Spurs, Warriors or Thunder waiting on them.
Powerball jackpot soars to $900 million
Now, there are two ways to get your Lottery winnings: you can take the lump sum, or you can take annual payments over 30 years. The Powerball has risen to $900 million ahead of Saturday's record-breaking drawing, according to Texas Lottery officials.
Speaking in Dover, he shook his head in frustration discussing the plight of single mothers in Florida when he became governor. In late November, Trump seemed to mock a New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who is physically disabled.
Bryant sat out his third straight game with a sore right shoulder for the Lakers , whose three-game winning streak ended. Here's a look at him appearing to put on a Warriors jersey over his Lakers jersey during Golden State's blowout win.
Like the man for whom the stadium is named said, "Act like you've been there before", and Lewis certainly did because he has. Now it's up to McCarron to lead them. "I don't take for granted that I'll win my job next year", the 11th-year veteran said.
Barton, who forced overtime with a driving bank shot, had two chances to tie the game in the last seven seconds of overtime. Warriors interim coach Luke Walton indicated Saturday that he and his coaching staff would keep a close eye on Curry.
Manziel also didn't show up for a 9 a.m. appointment Sunday with the team's doctor , King reported. "He's very talented. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was reportedly caught partying in Las Vegas during New Year's weekend.
An Islamic State affiliate claimed another attack on Thursday at a hotel in Cairo , near the Pyramids, but no one was injured. One assailant was killed and another apprehended during the police operation, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.
Yelena Kozyreva, of the local investigations committee claims they do not believe the doctor's actions were malicious. A video recoded in a Russian state hospital shows a conflict between a doctor and a patient which ends tragically.
Summer signing Obbi Oulare could make his debut for the Hornets should either Deeney or Ighalo be rested. Quique Flores has promised to put out a " competitive " Watford side for the visit of Newcastle .
He said he could not "endorse the world view of the Stop the War Coalition", which Jeremy Corbyn chaired. Jonathan Reynolds and Stephen Doughty quit over the sacking of the shadow Europe minister Pat McFadden.
Late last month, the 28-year-old reality star was hospitalized after he wasn't feeling well, and was diagnosed with diabetes . As reported by In Touch , Rob Kardashian seemingly left all of 2015 behind including sister Kim Kardashian.
Clinton to be on 'Tonight Show' same week as Trump
If that persists, Clinton may not want extra reasons to remind voters that she served as his secretary of state for four years. During a Q&A; session, Sanders was asked about Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky while he was in the White House.
United Airlines Passenger Arrested After Security Concern
United Airlines website says crew members found the message on the flight that left Anchorage, Alaska at 11:39 p.m. But "the crew elected" to cut the journey short after finding the message, United spokesman Charlie Hobart said.
Scott Disick PDA With New Swedish Model Girlfriend
Her younger sister Khloé has also transformed her body since announcing her plans to divorce husband Lamar Odom in December 2013. We know how Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian feel about Scott's new love - but is the pint sized Kardashian doing ok??
Best of NBA: Spurs hold off Knicks to stay ideal at home
Milwaukee's Khris Middleton sank a driving layup with less than 10 seconds to play to give the Bucks a 96-95 win against Dallas. We could draw something up, a better look for one of our better shooters than that. "It's something that we want to continue".
Clemson's Lawson hopes he can play despite sore knee
Swinney regularly worked with a sports psychologist, Milt Lowder, who has consulted with Clemson athletes and coaches since 2005. In my household we love college football like athletes love their cars and we look forward to seeing Alabama go down.
Powerball jackpot, largest ever, now $900 million
The odds are so miniscule that whether you buy one ticket or 1000 tickets it won't increase your odds enough to make a difference. Every Powerball player has their own plan on picking the right numbers to win the jackpot, but one strategy seemed pretty common.
Police try to determine identity of Paris police attacker
In that attack, three men with automatic rifles killed 12 people, because they had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A civilian named Nora Borria said that she wasn't able to get to her home because of the barricades set up by the police.
Rubio Blasts GOP Rivals, 'Liar' Clinton in Speech
In contrast with Rubio's soft spot for football, his team pointed out the Texas senator's love of pop culture and impressions. The five-foot-ten presidential hopeful is wearing boots with two-inch heels to get a leg up on his taller rivals.
Wages Fall Although Economy Adds 292k Jobs in December
Most economists expect US consumer spending will offset any overseas drag, though many forecast only modest overall growth. In a note to clients, Citi previewed today's jobs report by calling it the "least important payrolls report in a while".