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Monday, October 8, 2012
Irving scores 10 in Cleveland's 91-85 win

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- ">Kyrie Irving, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, scored 10 points and the ">Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Italy's Montepaschi Siena 91-85 in their preseason opener Monday night.

">Samardo Samuels led Cleveland with 14 points and ">Donald Sloan added 13. The Cavaliers had six players score in double figures.

">Bobby Brown scored a game-high 22 points for Siena while ">Matt Janning added 21.

Irving, who broke his right hand practicing with the summer league team in July, played 21 minutes and had three assists.

">Dion Waiters, taken by Cleveland with the fourth pick in the draft, scored 11 points off the bench. ">C.J. Miles started at shooting guard and scored 10 points. Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said before the game Waiters would have to earn a spot in the starting lineup. Waiters entered the game in the second quarter and his first shot was an airball.