“This has been a very good week for our team,”
In three games during the week, Irving averaged an NBA-best 35.7 points on .612 (41-67) shooting, including .545 (6-11) from beyond the arc and .950 (19-20) from the foul line, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals in 36.7 minutes per game.
In the fourth quarter this past week,
In the 99-98 win at Toronto on Jan. 26, Kyrie Irving hit the game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds remaining and finished with a game-high 32 points (12 in the fourth quarter) on 13-26 (.500) shooting, four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 38 minutes. The Cavs overcame an 11-point deficit as
Against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 25 at Quicken Loans Arena, Irving helped the Cavs overcame a 20-point deficit by recording a game-high 35 points (24 in the second half) on 12-17 (.706) shooting, including a perfect 9-9 from the foul line, five rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes.
In a 95-90 win over the Boston Celtics on Jan. 22, Irving notched his second career 40-point game after finishing with a game-high 40 points on 16-24 (.667) shooting from the field, five assists and two steals in 38 minutes. His 16 field goals made were a career-high.
Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs was named the Western Conference Player of the Week. Other nominees for the Eastern Conference Player of the Week were