After watching the new Kyrie/Dion combo in their opening night win over Washington, we knew we were going to like them. We just didn’t know they’d be killing it this early. Cleveland upset the Clippers last night in Los Angeles, 108-101. It was L.A.’s second-straight home loss to a non-playoff team, and it came because Irving and Waiters filled it up. All night. Kyrie (24 points, 10 dimes) came out smoking, dropping 16 points on Chris Paul before the first quarter had even ended, and then he also hit the dagger: a wide-open wing three with 28.1 seconds left in the fourth. In-between, it was all Waiters. He light the Staples Center up with seven triples, a lot of them moonshots from two or three feet beyond the arc, and finished with 28 … Near the end of the first half, Chris Paul (17 points, nine assists) spun Samardo Samuels around so badly on a wicked Shammgod move that the Cleveland big man probably thought he was back in Jamaica … At one point in the third quarter of Miami’s 124-99 drubbing of the Suns, we thought it might actually be better if Phoenix started conceding inside shots while guarding the three-point line. Miami was just that hot, shooting 55 percent from the floor and 58 PERCENT FROM DEEP. LeBron had 23 and 11 rebounds, and was the key in the game-deciding run in the third quarter when Miami cut up Phoenix and stuffed the body parts in a closet: Back-to-back wide open triples from James and Mario Chalmers put Miami up 16. Then after Phoenix called a timeout to stop the bleeding, LeBron came out and smashed a Statue of Liberty dunk on the break (Marcin Gortat nearly killed himself and two or three photographers on the baseline trying to stop it) before Chalmers dropped another triple. To finish off the 15-0 run, LeBron caught yet another dunk … Amazingly, Norris Cole and Shannon Brown (18 points) each hit midcourt shots from the exact same spot at different end-of-quarter buzzers … In other scores around the league: Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol tore it up inside in Memphis’ nine-point win over Utah, combining for 38 points, 26 rebounds and nine dimes, while for the second straight game, no one bothered to check O.J. Mayo (six triples, 32 points), and his league-best perimeter shooting had the color guys talking about switching up their condiment games during Dallas’ runaway 114-91 blowout of the Blazers … And the Kings survived two jumpers from Klay Thompson (22 points) and Stephen Curry in the final 10 seconds to beat Golden State by two as DeMarcus Cousins went off for 23 points and 15 rebounds … Justin Bieber also showed up for Washington’s practice yesterday. Apparently, he played a little ball, too (insert Wizards joke here). But the best part of the event was what Michael Lee tweeted. Jordan Crawford doesn’t have Bieber Fever, but he did notice a lot of little girls waiting outside. When reporters asked if they were for him, he said, “Not them young ones.” … We’re out like Jonny Flynn.
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