Kyrie Irving Schools Russell Westbrook With a Filthy Crossover

Bryan Brandom
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Here's a suggestion for all the NBA teams out there that are not the Cleveland Cavaliers: maybe do everything in your power to prevent Kyrie Irving from catching the ball to the right side of the basket along the three-point line, about even with the free-throw line.

It seems to be where he does his best work

Just ask the Golden State Warriors or the Australian national team how they fared when he was matched up one-on-one in that spot.

Or, thanks to his Cavs' Sunday meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder, ask Russell Westbrook.

Irving victimized the triple-double machine with some fancy footwork and a freeze ray of a crossover before scoring an and-1, much to the arousal of analyst Hubie Brown.

Irving scored 29 points on 12-of-22 shooting to go with 10 assists and just two turnovers in Cleveland's 107-91 victory.

"Show no mercy," Uncle Drew said of his mentality in the second half, when he scored 16.

Westbrook notched another triple-double but was wildly inefficient shooting the ball, going 7-of-26 to amass 20 points along with 12 boards and 10 dimes.