Kyrie Irving scrambled Tayshaun Prince’s life around with a nasty crossover on Monday night
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves were in a tight battle for most of the first three quarters on Monday night, but the Cavaliers started to pull away from a pesky young Wolves team late in the third. That was only made more emphatic when Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving decided to just embarrass veteran Minnesota forward Tayshaun Prince.
Kyrie was bringing the ball up the floor with Prince meeting him on the perimeter. After taking Prince the opposite way of a Tristan Thompson screen that left the veteran scrambling from the get-go, Irving uncorked a nasty crossover through his legs that turned Prince completely around before Kyrie buried a three over the recovering forward:
That’s just absolutely unfair. Kyrie’s exploits as a ball-handler have been well discussed over the course of his career with the Cavaliers, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive when he absolutely eviscerates a defender with a crossover like he did to Prince on this play.
Irving’s crossover was simply how things were going for the Cavs and the Wolves, respectively, at the end of the third quarter. However, nothing about Cleveland pulling away from Minnesota was quite as embarrassing as what Kyrie did to Prince on that play.