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Irving's clutch jumper lifts Cavs over Bobcats 106-104

9:42 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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Charlotte, NC -- Kyrie Irving scored the deciding basket with one second left as the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Charlotte Bobcats, 106-104, at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Cleveland blew an 18-point third-quarter lead but still managed to halt a three-game losing streak mostly because of Irving, with the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year recording 14 of his game-high 33 points over the final 4 1/2 minutes.

Tristan Thompson also helped the Cavs notch only their fourth win in 18 games by compiling a season-best 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and pulling down 13 rebounds. C.J. Miles contributed 18 points to the triumph.

Ben Gordon led Charlotte's near-comeback by pouring in 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats couldn't come up with a second consecutive victory after ending their 18-game skid with Monday's 91-81 decision at Chicago.

Ramon Sessions added 20 points for Charlotte, while Gerald Henderson hit 4- of-5 attempts from 3-point range en route to 17 points.

 

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