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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record while LeBron James watched from the bench and leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Irving took over with James sidelined with a sprained right wrist. He buried a 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left to break a 94-94 tie, grabbed a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Portland's Damian Lillard, and as many in the crowd chanted "M-V-P" and James danced near the bench, Irving dropped two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Irving broke the previous scoring record at Quicken Loans Arena held by Allen Iverson. His point total was also the highest in the league this season, bettering the 52 scored by Golden State's Klay Thompson and Minnesota's Mo Williams.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers superstar LeBron James sat out Wednesday night's game against Portland with a sprained right wrist sustained in a hard fall at Detroit.
James is also doubtful for Friday's game against Sacramento.
James got hurt late in the third quarter on Tuesday when he fell after trying to block a shot by Pistons guard Jodie Meeks. James put out both hands to break his fall as he crashed to the floor. James briefly went to the bench, but finished the game, scoring 32 points as the Cavs won their seventh straight.
Afterward, James acknowledged he was scared when he fell because he broke his left wrist on a similar play during high school.
The four-time MVP recently returned after missing eight games with a strained back and knee. The Cavs went 1-7 without him, but are 7-1 since he came back.
BLUE JACKETS MOVE
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Jeremy Morin on injured reserve with an upper-body injury that will sideline him indefinitely.
Morin becomes the seventh Blue Jacket out with an injury, with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, forwards Nathan Horton, Artem Anisimov, Brian Gibbons and Boone Jenner also on injured reserve along with defenseman Ryan Murray.
Morin has a goal and two assists and nine penalty minutes in 17 games with the Blue Jackets this season after being acquired from Chicago in a trade on Dec. 14.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Jalen Hayes scored a career-best 27 points to lead Oakland to an 84-76 win over Wright State in overtime Wednesday night.
Khalil Felder added 18 points for the Golden Grizzlies (10-12, 5-2 Horizon League). Dante Williams had 16 and Corey Petros 14.
Wright State led 47-37 with 11:48 left in the second half but then went seven minutes without a field goal as Oakland mounted a 13-2 run to pull ahead, 50-49, with 5:06 to play. The Golden Grizzlies were up 62-59 with four seconds left in regulation when Wright State's Chrishawn Hopkins sank a 3-pointer to tie it and send the game into overtime.
In overtime, Oakland went ahead 73-67 on an 11-5 run capped by a Nick Daniels 3-pointer. The Raiders (11-11, 3-5) got as close as 77-74 with 36 seconds remaining before the Golden Grizzlies clinched it with Felder, Hayes and Daniels combining for 7 of 8 from the line.