Irving stars in USA Basketball exhibition

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By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving had 23 points and seven assists to lead the White team to a 128-106 victory over the Blue on Thursday night in the USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Irving, an All-Star who was a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the U.S. Olympic team, scored 16 in the first half to spark his squad's come-from-behind win, after the Blue team took an early 10-point lead in the first quarter.

After hitting five 3-pointers in the third period to build an 89-79 lead, the White team distanced itself by outscoring the Blue team by 12 points in the final quarter to provide the final margin.

Anthony Davis had 22 points and seven rebounds for the Blue.

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