Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Kyrie Irving had 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Utah Jazz, 99-79, Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Tristan Thompson had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Spencer Hawes added 13 points and 16 rebounds and Luol Deng scored 16 for the win.
The Jazz was six of seven in 3 point attempts in the first quarter to build a 21-12 lead.
The Cavs trailed until Irving took over and knocked in 10 points in the third quarter.
He also assisted on Alonzo Gee’s buzzer-beating jumper from the corner that gave Cleveland a 69-60 lead at the end of the third.
The Cavs poured it on in the fourth, outscoring the Raptors by 13-2 early in the fourth to take an 82-62 lead.
Irving pulled down his 10th rebound with 4:12 to go, with his team leading by 91-70, to become the first Cavs player with a triple double since LeBron James on March 16, 2010.
The Cavs’ margin reached by as much as 23 with 31 seconds left in the game.
Gordon Hayward scored 18 points to lead the Jazz