Kyrie takes top honor and helps East snap streak

Kyrie Irving wins MVP of NBA All-Star game.
Kyrie Irving wins MVP of NBA All-Star game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WOIO) - It was an All-Star weekend to remember for Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving.  Rebounding quite nicely from failing to defend his three-point shootout championship,  Irving helped deliver a historic second half for the East as they came from behind to beat the West 163-155.

Irving was electric as he helped erase an 18-point deficit, scoring 31 points with racking up 14 assists.  He missed only three of the 17 shots he attempted in his team's victory, scoring 22 of his 31 points in the second half. 

The 21-year-old was starting for the first time in the exhibition game as he garnered the most votes of any point guard in the Eastern Conference to take home the MVP trophy. LeBron scored 22 points in the victory, but took 22 shots, missing all seven of his three-pointers.  He also collected seven rebounds and seven assists.

Kyrie and the Cavs will return to action on Tuesday in Philadelphia as they look for their fifth straight win.

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