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Kyrie Returns, Leads Cavs Past Lakers

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Kyrie Irving returned from a three-week hiatus, and immediately went to work on Tuesday night, throwing down a team-high 28 points and dishing out 11 assists as the Cavaliers held off the Los Angeles Lakers, 100--94.

The loss snaps a five-game skid for the Cavs, who went only 2-9 while Irving was out nursing a fractured finger. 

Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 42 points for the Lakers, who rallied in the second half, only to see Irving and the Cavs crush their comeback in the fourth quarter.

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