Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

LeBron ties it, hands baton to Irving in OT for Cavs

WASHINGTON — Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his 23 in overtime, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 35 seconds left, and the Cavaliers edged the Wizards 140-135 in a playoff-type atmosphere Monday night.

The loud sellout crowd was standing, as were the players on both benches, when LeBron James missed a gimme layup late in the fourth quarter. Moments later, he banked in a step-back 3 with 0.3 seconds left to send the game to overtime, where he fouled out and Irving took over for Cleveland.

James finished with 32 points and a career-high 17 assists. Kevin Love had 39 points and 12 rebounds for the Eastern Conference leaders, who ended Washington's winning streaks of 17 at home and seven overall.

Former Gator Bradley Beal had 41 points and eight assists for the Wizards, but he missed a potential tying 3 with about five seconds left in overtime. John Wall, who squared off with Irving in a duel of All-Star point guards, had 22 points and 12 assists.

James fouled out 47 seconds into OT. The four-time NBA MVP hadn't fouled out since January 2014.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Goran Dragic scored 33 and hit a career-high seven 3-pointers to lead the visiting Heat to an 11th straight victory, 115-113 over the Timberwolves. … Paul George had 21 points and eight rebounds and the host Pacers rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat the Thunder 93-90 for their seventh straight win. … Gordon Hayward scored 30 and the visiting Jazz broke open a close game with 10 straight points in the third quarter to beat the Hawks 120-95. … DeMar DeRozan had 31 points and the host Raptors overcame Blake Griffin's triple double to beat the Clippers 118-109. … Lou Williams scored 22 and the Lakers handed the Knicks a 121-107 defeat to stop a 12-game road losing streak. … Andre Drummond had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and the host Pistons pulled away at the start of the third quarter for a 113-96 victory over the 76ers. … Anthony Davis capped his 34-point night with a key rebound and six free throws in the final half-minute, Jrue Holiday scored five of his 30 in the last 1:30 and the host Pelicans ended a four-game slide with a 111-106 victory over the Suns.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Pelicans are close to completing a trade for 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor, ESPN reported. … Warriors coach Steve Kerr was hit with a $25,000 fine by the NBA for his verbal abuse of referee Bill Spooner on Saturday night.

LeBron ties it, hands baton to Irving in OT for Cavs 02/06/17 [Last modified: Monday, February 6, 2017 10:54pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cue the Scott Frost to Nebraska speculation

    Blogs

    Nebraska shook up the college sports world Thursday afternoon when it fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst.

    And that should scare UCF fans.

  2. USF defense feeds on Temple offense to take NCAA interceptions lead

    College

    TAMPA — Backed up in his end zone, Temple quarterback Logan Marchi scrambled, trying to elude a USF defensive end coming straight for him. Until then, Marchi hadn't had much luck hitting his receivers.

    South Florida Bulls safety Devin Abraham (20) sacks Temple Owls quarterback Logan Marchi (12) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
  3. No. 21 USF Bulls roll over Temple to stay undefeated

    College

    TAMPA — They emerged from Raymond James Stadium's southwest tunnel on the 11-month anniversary of their public humiliation at Temple.

    Bulls tailback Darius Tice, who rushes for 117 yards, is elated by his 47-yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead.
  4. Fennelly: USF thrashes Temple to stay unbeaten; too bad not many saw it in person

    College

    TAMPA

    No. 21 USF ran its record to 4-0 Thursday night with some payback against Temple, a 43-7 trouncing, no contest, as if anyone cares, at least judging by the paltry crowd at Raymond James Stadium. Where was everybody?

    Bulls cornerback Deatrick Nichols (3) celebrates with teammates after making a defensive play during the first half.
  5. Former Ray Tim Beckham's over being traded, or is he?

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — As the Rays reunited Thursday with Tim Beckham for the first time since he was dealt July 31 to Baltimore, it became very clear that not everything in assessing the trade is as it appears.

    Tim Beckham, here in action Monday against the Red Sox, has hit .310, with 10 homers and 26 RBIs since going to the Orioles.