To get some perspective on how big Kyrie Irving was on Wednesday night – nearly a quarter century has passed since a single player dropped fifty-five or more points in Cleveland.
Who was the last guy to do it?
You might have heard of him.
55-point games in Cleveland? Kyrie Irving and Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/QUJVxgnbwJ
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 29, 2015
Need some more perspective?
Irving’s 55 was just one shy of LeBron James’ club record (56 (2005) vs. Toronto Raptors).
Air Jordan + King James = this is quite the club to be joining.
Without further ado, here is every single basket – including a Cavaliers record eleven 3-pointers:
Cleveland has now won eight in a row, good for the 2nd longest win streak in the NBA (Atlanta 17). The Cavs trail the Chicago Bulls by 3.0 games in the Central Division, with a record of (27-20).