Kyrie Irving exploded for 39 points (on 13-of-25 shooting), six assists, four blocks and three rebounds, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-111 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
John Henson had 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks while Brandon Knight scored 17 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out eight assists and had three steals for the Bucks.
The Cavaliers got excellent production off of their bench – Jarrett Jack had 17 points, five assists and four rebounds, Earl Clark had 14 points and Anderson Varejao had five points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.
Tristan Thompson forced overtime with just one second to go in regulation after Henson put the Bucks up two on a pair of free throws with 1:45 to play.
O.J. Mayo cut a 112-108 to one with a three-pointer with just 17 seconds to play in overtime. After Irving calmly hit two free throws, Mayo missed a pair of three’s and time ran out on the Bucks.
Mayo had 20 points, but was just six-of-21 from the field.
The Cavaliers improve to 10-15 while the Bucks fall to 5-21.