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10/31/2013 11:25 am ET

Kyrie Irving Confident Cavs Will Make Playoffs After Win Over Nets (VIDEO)

Kyrie Irving made a bold prediction after leading his Cavs to a season-opening win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

On his way to the locker room, Irving was asked what the team's realistic expectations are. The 2011-12 Rookie of the Year said Cleveland will still be playing basketball in late April.

"Playoffs. Without a doubt. We've got the team to do it," he said. "Head of the snake. You're looking at him. Got to get it going."

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The Cavs had only 24 wins last year and Irving only played in 59 games due to a shoulder injury. But with the additions of draft picks Anthony Bennett and Tyler Zeller -- along with seven-footer Andrew Bynum who actually played against Brooklyn after sitting out the entire 2012-13 season -- Irving thinks the Cavs can make it to the postseason.

Despite a poor shooting performance (4 for 16 from the field), Irving finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. Check out one of those assists below.

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