Kirk gets into his first game Tuesday

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By The Staff

Former Los Alamos basketball player Alex Kirk made his first appearance in a NBA regular season game Tuesday night and scored the first points of his career.
Kirk, a 2010 graduate of Los Alamos, played in the final 3:06 of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game at Portland.
The game didn’t go the Cavaliers’ way — they were blown out by the Trail Blazers 101-82. That loss dropped the Cavaliers to 1-2 on the year.
Cleveland, which was flat in a season-opening loss to New York last week, managed just 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Cleveland’s superstar, LeBron James, had another pedestrian outing, finishing with just 11 points on 4 of 12 shooting from the field.
Kirk sat out all of the season opener against the Knicks and last Friday’s game against Chicago, which was the Cavs’ first win of the 2014-15 season.
Tuesday, Kirk hit a pair of free throws with under a minute remaining. He finished with two points, his first points at the NBA level.
Along with his points, Kirk also was credited with his first career assist. He did not get a rebound during his time on the floor, nor did he attempt a shot from the field.
Kirk will be somewhat close to home for the rest of the week. Cleveland will play at Utah tonight — that game will start at 7 p.m. Mountain time — then will play Friday night in Denver.