Kyrie Irving had another terrific fourth quarter Monday near his hometown. He had every reason to hog the spotlight after scoring his team's final six points in a 105-100 victory over the New Jersey Nets in the Prudential Center.

But the rookie point guard from West Orange, N.J., was more happy for Tristan Thompson, who had a monster night with a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds. Thompson's tip-in with 1:13 remaining gave the Cavaliers a lead they would not relinquish.

"It was definitely a game where we were both hitting, and some of the reliance fell on me and Tristan," Irving said. "You know, Tristan was making the big plays . . . so it felt good. Everybody contributed."