Kyrie Irving was headed toward Cleveland's locker room when he was greeted exuberantly by general manager David Griffin.
"You might stick in this league," Griffin told the fourth-year player from Duke.
Irving scored 22 points with some big 3-pointers, including one in overtime after LeBron James made the go-ahead layup, and the Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 110-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
James had 27 points, including a layup with a minute left in overtime that pushed the Cavs ahead 106-105. After an attempted 3 by Deron Williams rattled out for Dallas, Irving beat the shot clock with a 3-pointer from the top of the key after James passed up a shot and got the ball to Irving instead.
"It's just the confidence I have in him and he has the confidence in his self," James said.
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