Kyrie Irving is the truth. Twice in the final minutes, the second one accounting for the game’s final points, Irving (20 points, seven assists) hit crazy layups in the lane to push Cleveland to a 91-88 upset over the defending champs. As for the Mavs, their last shot ended in a Brandan Wright trey that almost completely missed the basket … You know Dirk (24 points) isn’t right when he’s getting disrespected by Andy Varejao (17 points, 17 rebounds). The wild man smashed on Nowitzki’s head on a fast break after Dirk got about five inches off the floor … Tony Parker DESTROYED OKC with 42 points in the Spurs’ surprisingly easy 107-96 win over the best team in the West … 17 points from Michael Redd (remember that guy) led Phoenix to a six-point win over the Bobcats, who are now 3-21 and quickly becoming the worst team since Richmond High School before Coach Carter … And the Kings held off Golden State in overtime, 114-106. Tyreke Evans (26 points, nine assists) and DeMarcus Cousins (21 points, 20 rebounds) both had monster nights … Some of the Dime crew was in Miami yesterday, and we got back to the hotel just in time for Kentucky’s 86-52 win over South Carolina and it felt like we were watching two teams playing different sports. Kentucky absolutely mauled an athletic SC team, doing whatever they wanted on offense, and South Carolina seemingly couldn’t even make a pass without the length of Kentucky making it a struggle. And Anthony Davis – good god. His 116 blocks (not sure how many he’ll finish with… he had 22 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks yesterday) would put him in the top 40 in the nation amongst TEAMS. He has more by himself than good defensive teams like Duke and Michigan State. ESPN’s Jimmy Dykes is saying all sorts of crazy stuff. He said that Davis will be the next Garnett and then followed up in the second half by saying his career will look a lot like Shaq‘s … And Blake Griffin (21 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists) nearly had a triple-double in the Clippers’ big win in Washington while DeAndre Jordan (18 points, 11 rebounds) sent down another stupidly ridiculous alley-oop, and L.A. as a team had their own highlight factory … No clue how we didn’t notice this before, but Reggie Evans HAS to be the leader of the all-bad hairline team. Dude doesn’t even have one. He’s rocking the Richard Jenkins … We’re out like Tiquan Underwood.
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