Cavs Nation Poll Question
Cavs.com takes a look back at some of this season's last-second heroics, and ask YOU, the fans...
Which last minute Cavs victory has been your favorite this season?
- Cavs Edge Out Clippers
Rookie Dion Waiters netted 20 of his 28 points in the second half and willed the Wine and Gold to the 108-101 WIN OVER THE CLIPPERS on November 5th at Staples Center. Waiters drilled a three-pointer to give the Cavs the lead late in the second quarter and they never trailed again.
L.A.’s Jamal Crawford tied the game at 94-apiece late in regulation, but Waiters canned his sixth trey of the night to put Cleveland ahead to stay.
There were no shortage of HEROES ON THIS NIGHT, including Kyrie Irving, who doubled-up with 24 points and a game-high 10 assists and Anderson Varejao, who finished with 15 points, 15 boards and three steals. Waiters' rookie classmate, Tyler Zeller, had the best game of his young career – netting 15 points and seven boards off the bench.
- Irving's Jumper Downs Bobcats
Cleveland led by as many as 18 on JANUARY 4TH IN CHARLOTTE, but former Cavalier Ramon Sessions led the Bobcats back to tie the game with just under five minutes remaining.
Tristan Thompson untied the game with a pair of free throws with under a minute to play, but Gerald Henderson’s hook shot knotted the affair back up. Seconds later, Irving worked his magic.
With the game tied at 104-apiece, the reigning Rookie of the Year drove right and STEPPED BACK TO SPLASH home the game-winner with one tick remaining to give the Wine and Gold a 106-104 victory.
- Gee's Last Second Putback
The Cavaliers had a TOTAL TEAM EFFORT on November 30th in Atlanta. Anderson Varejao led the attack with 20 points and 18 boards, Tristan Thompson grabbed 15 rebounds and Dion Waiters bucketed a team-high 21 points.
But in the end, it was Alonzo Gee who gave Cleveland the final reward, putting back a Waiters’ three-point miss with 0.4 seconds to play to give the Wine and Gold the 113-111 WIN IN ATLANTA.
The Cavs started the fourth quarter down nine, 91-82, but had a furious comeback due in large part to the Wine and Gold completely dominating Atlanta on the boards, 49-28, with Varejao and Tristan Thompson combining to top the entire Hawks team.
- Irving's Deep Trey in Canada
This past Saturday in Toronto, Kyrie capped a monster week, scoring 12 fourth-quarter points, including a deep three-pointer with 0.7 seconds to play to give the Wine and Gold the thrilling 99-98 win – their third straight.
With the Raptors leading by a deuce, 98-96, Irving WALKED THE BALL CALMLY up the court. When Toronto’s Alan Anderson sagged off him to guard against the drive, the 20-year-old All-Star raised from 28-feet and ripped the trey that gave Cleveland its third consecutive win – capping an 11-point fourth-quarter comeback.
Irving finished with a game-high 32 points, going an even 13-for-26 from the floor – including 3-of-5 from long-distance – adding five assists and four boards.