Dec 15, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives around New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

VIDEO: Kyrie Irving Nets Career High 41 Points, Cavs Still Fall To Knicks


Kyrie Irving, after breaking a bone in his jaw against the Milwaukee Bucks two nights ago, came into last night’s match-up against the New York Knicks dawning his new face-mask. Calling himself the Dark Knight, he put on quite the show. Shooting 60% from the field and nailing five three pointers, he scored a new career-high 41 points.

However, with just a second to go and Anderson Varejao at the line the Cavs fell short. Andy, a career 76% free throw shooter, would split his free throws allowing New York to prevail with a one-point lead. The Knicks, flaunting the NBA’s best record have yet to lose a game at their home court, the Madison Square Garden.

While there has been a fair share of good and bad in Irving’s return, the Cavaliers are just 1-3 since his return from a broken finger which cost him eleven games. It’s safe to say that the self-proclaimed Batman has yet to find his Robin.

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