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Irving, Cavaliers, Tied After One With Raptors 23-23

Kyre Irving and Tristian Thompson’s debut for the Cavaliers has been a little dawdling, but a solid run with under two minutes to go pulled them into a stalemate. The Cav’s started 1-for-12 from the floor, but then found the sweet spot behind veteran guard Anthony Parker ‘s two three-point conversions.

Rookie Forward out of Texas Tristian Thompson got his first career point from the free-throw line, but split the pair. The other rookie, the first overall pick out of Duke Kyre Irving got the start, but did not score in the opening twelve minutes. Toronto opened with four blocks, and got a seven point effort from Canadian big man Andrea Bargnani.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.