Denton's Dish: The 5th Quarter (2/19/14)
STAR OF THE GAME
Cleveland’s season has been mostly disastrous, prompting some to already wonder if star guard Kyrie Irving will soon demand a trade. Irving showed off his massive star potential at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday by scoring 24 of his 31 points in the second half to nab MVP honors. His accomplishment was shown on the Quicken Loans Arena JumboTron on Wednesday and when the Cleveland crowd cheered, he raised a hand to the air and tapped his heart with his other hand.
Irving broke the Magic’s will early on with his hot shooting, scoring nearly as many points in the first quarter (10) as the Magic had (11). And when he made a 27-foot 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the first half, Cleveland had a 19-point lead.
Irving cooled off in the second half, but he still made eight of 18 shots for 22 points. He added seven rebounds and seven assists.