The Cavs beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday evening (88-82) for their third victory in four games. Tristan Thompson continued his recent dominance, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 20 and dished out six assists after scoring zero points for the first time in his three-year career the night before.
Also — oh yeah! — a fan rushed the court near the end of second quarter. He tapped Kyrie on the shoulder and showed him his t-shirt, which read "Kyrie Don't Leave" while Andrew Bynum was missing a shot in the low post.
It took a few moments for security to respond — please do watch the bizarre video below. The kid runs up the court with the players until Chris Paul puts the ball under his arm and waits for guards to escort the young chap away.
This is the second time in the past year that a fan at the Q has appeared on court during play. James Blair, the LeBron superfan, did the same thing last year during the Heat's 27-point come-from-behind victory, and is now banned from the arena.
After admitting to being a little scared, Kyrie Irving told Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal, that he admires "prideful Cleveland fans." That said, having a reputation for incompetent security is another matter.
Here's the vid:
In other news, Anderson Varejao nabbed 17 boards and laughed at a pouting Blake Griffin.