Take note, Lance Stephenson: that’s how you pull off a crossover. Kyrie Irving took his opponent to school during the April 17 playoff game between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. The lesson left Lance stumbling like a fool!
For one moment during Game 2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, the Q Arena in Cleveland was turned into an ice rink, as Lace Stephenson, 26, went skidding out of control. The Pacers’ star was trying to cover Kyrie Irving, 25, but that’s a task that’s easier said than done.
Kyrie looked to extend the Cavs’ lead in the third quarter by driving towards the net, per CBS Sports. Lance looked to keep up the pace with Kyrie, but the Cavs star hit the brakes, sending the Pacers player halfway off the court. Kyrie, with no pressure, nailed a picture-perfect jumper.
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Kyrie’s jumper contributed to his 37 points, and every single one of them was needed to help the Cavs get by the Pacers, 117-111. Despite Kyrie’s smooth moves and scoring spree, the Cavs came close to blowing this game, per ESPN. They nearly blew an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter, which is sadly becoming a bad habit with the defending NBA Champions.
“We’re right there of what we know we can become,” LeBron said after the game. “”We’ll figure it out. I’d much rather have an 18-point lead than not have a lead at all. We’re right there on turning the switch on what we really can become.” Of course, LeBron may also need to work out his own kinks, as he had 8 of Cleveland 19 turnovers in Game 2.
This sports highlight was much better than the last time Kyrie was in the spotlight. He was involved in a mid-court collision with King James during a game with the Detroit Pistons, as LeBron chased after a loose ball. Both were okay, which was great news considering how injury-prone the Cavs have been during their run to the playoffs.
As for Lance, getting schooled by Kyrie must feel better than getting blasted as “classless.” In the closing minutes of Indian’s April 4 win over the Toronto Raptors, Lance went for an easy layup. Instead of being cheered, he was dragged for running up the score. Seems like Lance is prone to running all over the place.
Do you think the Cavs are going back-to-back, HollywoodLifers?