Kyrie Irving seldom dunks despite being one of the most gifted basketball players of his time. The Brooklyn Nets star’s thundering putback dunk in the second quarter of Monday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs brought the whole Barclays Center to its feet.
The Brooklyn Nets went on to win the game with a final score of 139-103. It made their winning run in the NBA this season’s longest at 12 games.
Brooklyn Nets, who many had written off, upped their record to 25-12, pulling even with the Boston Celtics for the league’s best record thus far.
Kyrie Irving scored 27 points overall on 11-14 field goal attempts, 4-5 three-point attempts, and 1-2 free-throw attempts. In just 29 minutes of play, he also contributed eight rebounds, one block, and one steal, finishing with a plus/minus of +28.
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Along with scoring 25 points on 10-14 shooting and 5-5 from the foul line, co-star Kevin Durant also had three rebounds, 11 assists, one block, and three steals. The opening game of the Brooklyn Nets’ quick three-game road trip will be against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Kyrie Irving and LeBron James shared the Cleveland Cavaliers record for most points in a game as of Monday night. Kyrie Irving scored 57 points overall in a 128-125 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs in March 2015.
In November 2017, James would equal the record; however, Donovan Mitchell broke it on Monday night. The standout player for the Cavaliers scored 71 points overall in a 145-134 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Donovan Mitchell was “locked in” while playing Call of Duty, according to Kyrie Irving
Donovan Mitchell is an All-Star shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He created basketball history on Monday night when Cleveland defeated Chicago 145-134 in overtime. Mitchell concluded the game with a franchise-high 71 points for the Cavaliers, along with eight rebounds, 11 assists, and a 64.7% shooting percentage.
Kyrie Irving reportedly revealed to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps that he and Mitchell played Call of Duty together on Monday before Mitchell scored 71 points against Chicago.
Kyrie Irving allegedly stated that he was aware Mitchell had been imprisoned all day. He continued by expressing his happiness that Mitchell had broken his Cleveland scoring record.
Donovan Mitchell and Kyrie Irving were playing Call of Duty this afternoon. And Kyrie Irving claimed to be aware that Mitchell was “locked in”. He declared that records are meant to be broken and expressed his happiness that Mitchell had broken his Cavs record.
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