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Irving lifts Cavs over 76ers 127-125 in 2OT
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle, right, and left wing Ryan Malone, center, are congratulated by teammates after Malone scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 9, 2013, 11:00 pm

CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 39 points and hit the game-winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers a 127-125 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

After rookie Michael Carter-Williams' 3-pointer Irving tied the game with 11.3 seconds remaining, the Cavaliers called timeout. Irving, who missed potential game-winning shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime, took the inbounds pass, avoided a double team near the top of the key, drove the lane and scored on a left-handed lay-in.

Philadelphia called timeout, but Carter-Williams' inbounds pass went out of bounds.

Thaddeus Young's lay-in with 5.5 seconds remaining tied the game in regulation and Evan Turner's baseline drive tied it with 8.7 seconds left in the first overtime.

Turner led the Sixers with 31 points and Young had 29.

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