Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • BOS 38.1
    • 45.1 CLE
  • Three Point %

    • BOS 41.2
    • 16.7 CLE
  • Turnovers

    • BOS 18
    • 13 CLE
  • Rebounds

    • BOS 55
    • 48 CLE

Game Information

Quicken Loans Arena
,
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Line: BOS -4.5
Attendance: 14,192
69%
Capacity: 20,562
Referees: Tom Washington, Kevin Scott, Courtney Kirkland
1/23/2013 Associated Press

Irving nets 40 as Cavs add to Celts' losing skid

Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

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Game Flow

BOS
CLE
0:00 - 4th Quarter

BOS

90

CLE

95

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Kevin Garnett misses 10-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes 16-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett makes 19-foot jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Tristan Thompson blocks Brandon Bass 's 14-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo makes two point shot
  • Rajon Rondo makes 1-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett makes 21-foot jumper (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 20-foot jumper
  • Jared Sullinger misses 22-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo makes layup
  • Rajon Rondo misses 12-foot jumper
  • Jared Sullinger misses tip shot
  • Jared Sullinger misses
  • Jared Sullinger makes two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett makes 17-foot two point shot (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Jason Terry misses 18-foot jumper
  • Jason Terry makes driving layup (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Jared Sullinger makes layup (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 17-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass makes 17-foot jumper (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Tyler Zeller blocks Paul Pierce's jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 21-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo misses 14-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass makes 16-foot jumper (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Rajon Rondo misses 6-foot jumper
  • Tyler Zeller blocks Paul Pierce 's 10-foot jumper
  • Brandon Bass misses 17-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green makes 25-foot three point jumper (Rajon Rondo assists)
  • Brandon Bass makes 17-foot jumper (Jeff Green assists)
  • Jared Sullinger misses 21-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses three point jumper
  • Daniel Gibson blocks Courtney Lee 's 17-foot jumper
  • Courtney Lee misses driving layup
  • Paul Pierce misses 17-foot jumper
  • Omri Casspi blocks Paul Pierce 's 13-foot jumper
  • Jason Terry misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 20-foot jumper
  • Jared Sullinger makes two point shot (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 18-foot jumper
  • Rajon Rondo makes 19-foot jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 16-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 18-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 16-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Jason Terry misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Alonzo Gee misses jumper
  • Kyrie Irving makes 18-foot jumper (Alonzo Gee assists)
  • Tristan Thompson makes dunk (Tyler Zeller assists)
  • Kyrie Irving makes 26-foot three point jumper (Tyler Zeller assists)
  • Kyrie Irving makes 15-foot jumper (Tristan Thompson assists)
  • Kyrie Irving misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Luke Walton makes two point shot (Tyler Zeller assists)
  • Kyrie Irving misses two point shot
  • Kyrie Irving makes layup (Luke Walton assists)
  • Tristan Thompson makes 1-foot dunk (Luke Walton assists)
  • Tristan Thompson misses 7-foot two point shot
  • Shaun Livingston misses layup
  • Dion Waiters misses two point shot
  • Dion Waiters misses tip shot
  • Dion Waiters misses two point shot
  • Tristan Thompson misses tip shot
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Omri Casspi's layup
  • Tristan Thompson misses 11-foot jumper
  • Kyrie Irving makes 8-foot two point shot
  • Tristan Thompson makes dunk (Kyrie Irving assists)
  • Dion Waiters makes driving layup
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Tyler Zeller 's 8-foot hook shot
  • Dion Waiters misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Alonzo Gee misses two point shot
  • Tristan Thompson misses 7-foot hook shot
  • Alonzo Gee misses 11-foot two point shot
  • Kyrie Irving makes 19-foot two point shot (Alonzo Gee assists)
  • Alonzo Gee makes driving dunk (Kyrie Irving assists)
  • Avery Bradley blocks Dion Waiters's layup
  • Tyler Zeller misses layup
  • Dion Waiters misses driving layup
  • Tyler Zeller misses 16-foot jumper
  • Tristan Thompson makes layup (Tyler Zeller assists)
  • Tyler Zeller makes 11-foot two point shot (Tristan Thompson assists)
  • Alonzo Gee makes dunk (Luke Walton assists)
  • Jeff Green blocks Kyrie Irving's layup
  • Daniel Gibson misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Tyler Zeller misses 19-foot jumper
  • Kyrie Irving makes 15-foot two point shot (Dion Waiters assists)
  • Kyrie Irving misses jumper
  • Kyrie Irving makes 12-foot two point shot
  • Tyler Zeller makes dunk (Kyrie Irving assists)
  • Kyrie Irving misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kyrie Irving makes two point shot (Tristan Thompson assists)
  • Kyrie Irving makes layup
  • Alonzo Gee makes two point shot (Dion Waiters assists)
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Tristan Thompson 's 1-foot layup
  • Kyrie Irving makes driving layup

Research Notes

  • Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his 40 points in isolation on 5-of-6 shooting Tuesday, including a drive past Rajon Rondo for a 3-point play with 22 seconds left in the Cavaliers' 95-90 victory. Irving averages the most isolation points per game in the league this season, and is the only player making more than 50 percent of his shots on such plays (min. 25 FGAs).

  • Kyrie Irving is the fifth player in the last five seasons to top the 40-point plateau in a game against the Celtics and first to do so in the last two seasons. He's the only one of those five big-time scorers to leave the game with a victory as well.

  • Kyrie Irving with 40 points and 5 assists vs #Celtics on Tuesday. The last three players to do that vs Celtics were LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Kobe Bryant.

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