Kyrie Irving hit a step-back fadeaway three pointer to end the first quarter during Sunday’s game against Chicago.
With less than a second left on the clock Sunday against the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving received the pass from Iman Shumpert and then hit a turn-around, step back, fade-away three pointer over Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic to beat the buzzer.
We’ll let you take a look for yourself:
There aren’t many guys in the NBA who can make a shot like that with two defenders bull rushing a player trying to take a corner fade-away. Kyrie finished the quarter with 10 points and after the first half of the game, the Cavs lead the Bulls 54-45.
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Cleveland sits at second in the Eastern Conference standings and three games behind them is Chicago in third place. In the season series, the Cavs lead the Bulls 2-1 after three games and Chicago is in Cleveland today hoping to tie that series up.
But, if Kyrie Irving can continue to dominate by making fadeaway threes over outstretched defenders much taller than him, I don’t like Chicago’s chances.
Irving is having another great season for the Cavaliers with the addition of LeBron James and is averaging over 21 points per game as well as five assists and three rebounds. Irving will look to continue to be at his best for Cleveland and lead them along with James to their first NBA title.
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