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Portland Timbers forward Darlington Nagbe (center) greets former Akron Zip teammates Wil Trap (left) and Chad Barson now of the Columbus Crew before their game at the Columbus Crew Stadium Sunday in Columbus. Columbus won 1-0. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Portland Timbers' Ryan Johnson (right) of Jamaica, tries to kick the ball past Columbus Crew's Chad Barson during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday in Columbus. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
CHICAGO: After the Cavaliers’ loss Monday in San Antonio, the weight of defending a championship, the frustration of a disappointing night and the responsibility of playing point guard cut straight to Kyrie Irving’s heart.