CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving sees everything on the court – while also keeping an eye on the standings.
Cleveland’s star rookie scored 16 of his 21 points in the final 4:14 of the fourth quarter Sunday night as the Cavaliers rallied for a 118-107 win over the Houston Rockets.
The Cavaliers, coming off impressive road victories over Denver and Oklahoma City, have moved back into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference with three straight wins. And Irving, the No. 1 pick in the draft, knows exactly what’s going on there.
“You have to pay attention to the standings,” he said. “I’m aware we’re a game out of the eighth spot.”
Antawn Jamison scored 28 points and Cleveland had six players in double figures in winning its third straight game for the first time this season. The Cavaliers also recorded a season high in points.