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NBA: Kyrie Irving takes control after LeBron James fouls out

NBA: Kyrie Irving takes control after LeBron James fouls out

Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his 23 points in overtime Monday night, including a tie-breaking three-point basket with 35 seconds to play, and the Cleveland Cavaliers eked out a 140-135 victory over the Washington Wizards. 

The loud, sellout crowd at Washington was standing, and so were the players on both benches, when LeBron James somehow missed a gimme layup late in the fourth quarter. Moments later, he banked in a maximum-degree-of-difficulty, step-back three with 0.3 of a second left to send the game to overtime, where he fouled out and Irving took over. 

James finished with 32 points and a career-high 17 assists. Kevin Love had 39 points and 12 rebounds for the...

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