At long last, Kyrie Irving made his season debut Sunday for the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a 108-86 cakewalk against the visiting Philadelphia Sixers.

Uncle Drew ended up with 12 points in seventeen minutes of action.

LeBron James led the way for the Cavs, scoring a game-high 23 points against the 1-28 Sixers.

Per the AP:

Back on the floor for the first time since breaking his left kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Irving showed some rust but that didn’t matter. […] “Kind of been a long, long road, but finally getting out there with my teammates was a pleasure,” Irving said.

 

The Cavs managed to open the season 17-7 without Irving. But Cleveland is more complete with the All-Star point guard running its offense and being a headache for opposing defenses. Now that Irving’s back, the Cavs are as healthy as they’ve been since early in the playoffs last season. […] “We’re almost there,” James said.

 

Matthew Dellavedova made four 3-pointers and added 20 points for the Cavs, who improved to 12-1 at home and are eyeing a Christmas Day game against Golden State. James didn’t play in the fourth quarter, logging a season-low 25 minutes.