Kyrie Irving acknowledged the noise in the Air Canada Centre during Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals was a factor in the way he played, leaving him discombobulated.
"It was really, really loud," Irving said late Wednesday. "I know I probably wasn't the only guy that felt that way."
LeBron James openly says the way the Cleveland Cavaliers play starts with Irving.
"It all starts with our floor general," James said after their Game 5 win in Cleveland with Irving sitting beside him.
"I had to take a step back," Irving said.