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LeBron James points to solid defense as key to playoff victories
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LeBron James points to solid defense as key to playoff victories
Thursday June 9th, 2016

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Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving scored 16 points in the first quarter of Wednesday’s 120–90 Game 3 rout against the Warriors.

Playing all 12 minutes, Irving shot 7-of-9, adding a rebound, three assists and a steal. The Cavaliers ended the quarter leading 33–16, which was by far their largest lead of the series.

Irving’s half was highlighted by a crossover on Stephen Curry, which sent him spinning, and a subsequent jumper. It gave Cleveland a 21–6 lead at the time.

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You can watch full highlights of Irving’s night below.

The guard finished with 30 points on 12-of-25 shooting, eight rebounds and four assists.

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Cleveland cut the series deficit to 2–1 with Game 4 on Friday night at 9 ET in Cleveland.

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