Irving, Cavs outlast Sixers in double OT

Updated: November 9, 2013

Cleveland, OH ( – Kyrie Irving netted a season-best 39
points, including the go-ahead layup with 0.6 seconds remaining, to lift the
Cleveland Cavaliers to a 127-125 double-overtime win over the Philadelphia

After rookie Michael Carter-Williams’ step-back 3-pointer from the left wing
knotted the contest with 11.3 seconds left, Irving finally made a last-second

He missed potential game-winning attempts at the end of regulation and first
overtime before getting one more chance. He took the inbounds pass, eluded a
76ers double team at the top of the key, drove past Carter-Williams with the
left-handed dribble along the left wing and converted the lefty lay-in.

Carter-Williams threw the ensuing inbounds out of bounds following a
Philadelphia timeout.

Thaddeus Young’s layup with 5.5 ticks evened the tilt in regulation and Evan
Turner’s right baseline drive with 8.7 seconds to go in the first extra frame
sent the contest into double overtime.