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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  20 responses

Kyrie Irving Puts Up 40 Points vs the Boston Celtics (VIDEO)

Alonzo Gee may have made the play of the game, but it was Kyrie Irving who carried the show most of the night, as he torched the Boston Celtics to the tune of 40 points. More from the News-Herald: “I thought it was a pretty loud statement tonight,’ said Cavs coach Byron Scott of Irving’s All-Star chances. ‘Some Eastern Conference coaches will look at his stats and his accomplishments, but they’ll also look at our record. Some will say, ‘He’s playing great, but he’s not winning.’ Name me one point guard in the Eastern Conference having a better season.’ Irving had 15 points in the fourth quarter, 11 in the last 2 minutes, 31 seconds. He said the Cavs are developing that camaraderie needed to close out games. The 6-foot-3, 191-pounder just destroyed anyone in his path on Tuesday. He converted 16 of 24 shots from the field, 1 of 3 from behind the arc and 7 of 7 from the foul line. ‘He sets the tone for us,” Scott said. ‘I told him, ‘I need you to be aggressive.’ When he’s aggressive, everyone picks up on that. That’s the type of player we need.’ [...] ‘The last time, they really handed it to us in Boston,’ Irving said. It was the second 40-point game of his career. He had a career-high 41 points on Dec. 15 against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. ‘In my mind, he’s a top-five point guard in this league,’ Tristan Thompson said. Scott instructed Irving he needed to be more assertive. ‘You only need to tell me once,’ Irving said.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    great assist by rondo at 1:03

  • Ravi

    Ow rondo sucks! I thought this dude had solid defense. He wasn’t even guarding Kyrie @ all!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Avery Bradley got roasted

  • Jay Cutler

    That was amazing to watch. Bradley is supposed to be one of the premiere defenders in the game.

  • Max

    His on ball D is overrated imo.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    That doesn’t make sense.
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    A guy is bad because a guy he wasn’t guarding had a big game? that makes sense to you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    The Celtics D just isn’t the same anymore…

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    The team isn’t the same anymore, period.

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Good night or are the cavs looking better? They’ll have a little more depth with the trade as well, Wayne Ellington and Marresse Speights will fit into the rotation nicely. Tristan and Zeller are also playing much better as of late.

  • 23

    Imagine LeBron and a healthy varejao….

  • 23

    His length sometimes blinds us

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Ring 100% I will fight anyone who disagrees. Kyrie-Waiters-Lebron-Tristan-Varejao starting 5 with a Zeller, CJ, Speights, and others bench is way better than what Lebron ever worked with during his time in Cleveland.

  • The Real Fat Shady

    Bradley played some good D, but Kyrie still scored somehow…

  • Cookies and Kareem

    Damn, Kyrie’s lay-ups are beautiful….

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Kyrie is a monster. Only guys with considerably more experience are going to be able to check him. And then when Kyrie gets more experience, nobody will be able to do anything against him.

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Sadly this happened with Kobe, Kobe showed Kyrie up last time they played.

  • TV63

    I think so Thurstian! They couldn’t get anyone in free agency, gave away all their draft picks and a coach (Brown) who wouldn’t bench players for bad performance and catered way too much to Lebron. Lack of discipline was one of the many problems

  • Dutch Rich

    Top 3

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    I would’ve loved to see Lebron with some of the rumored bigs like Boozer and Stat though. But yeah you could make the argument that this team if they had Lebron is better than the Heat team now.

    Brown had no spine, it’s ok to cater an offense around a star but he had no plays except to give the ball to lebron in clutch time and run a pick and roll with him and varejao. He tried to do the same with the Lakers, it failed, lol.

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