Pistons Vs. Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving Is Magical, Leads Cleveland Comeback

Feb 121, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) attempts to block a shot by Detroit Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey (3) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Kyrie Irving scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a comeback win over the Detroit Pistons.

Kyrie Irving's case for Rookie of the Year is airtight, and he's beginning to convince us that he really is the best young point guard in the league. Irving scored 17 points in the fourth quarter on Tuesday to spark a comeback for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who trailed the Detroit Pistons by 17 in the second half. Cleveland went on to win 101-100.

Irving shot 6-9 in the fourth with no turnovers; he also hit all three of his three-pointers in the period as he and Alonzo Gee took over. The comeback wasted a strong performance by Detroit's own rookie point guard Brandon Knight, who finished with 24 points on 8-12 shooting. The Pistons were dragged down by a 2-15 night from Tayshaun Prince. Greg Monroe had 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Irving had help from Antawn Jamison (32 points, 10 rebounds) and Gee (16 points, 11 rebounds) in halting Detroit's win streak at three.

For more on the Cavaliers, visit Fear The Sword. For more on the Pistons, visit Detroit Bad Boys.

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