Kyrie Irving, last season's Rookie of the Year, snapped out of his preseason shooting slump with 22 points for the Cavaliers (3-2), who came from behind after blowing a 14-point third-quarter lead.
Glen Davis scored 27 points to lead Orlando (0-3).
Irving shot just .239 (11 of 46) from the field in Cleveland's first four preseason games, but he scored nine straight to spark a 21-6 run that put the Cavaliers ahead 31-19 with 29.6 seconds left in the first half. He finished the first quarter with 11 points and the first half with 18, two more than his previous preseason single-game high of 16.
He finished an efficient 5 for 8 from the field and 11 for 11 on free throws.
Scott Van Pelt explains why the Warriors potentially losing to the Thunder would be different from other teams that have had great success in the regular season only to fall short in the playoffs.
After losing both games in Toronto, Cleveland returns home in Game 5 with a vengeance as they crush the Raptors with a commanding 116-78 performance to take a 3-2 series lead.
Brian Windhorst joins SVP and discusses the Cavs' concerted effort to get Kevin Love involved in Game 5 after his performance in Toronto.