Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 44 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 96-94 overtime loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Cavaliers are attempting to become the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Irving's strong came on the same day when he expressed frustration about reports suggesting he wants to leave the Cavaliers.

Irving said he loves Cleveland before the game, but he did not address whether he would sign an extension in the offseason.