Kyrie Irving Drops 47 Points En Route To 16 Straight Wins For Celtics

Saying the Celtics are hot would be an extreme understatement. Saying Kyrie Irving if living up to the expectations put on him in Boston, would also be an extreme understatement.

Last night, The Celtics kept things rolling as they topped the Dallas Mavericks on the road by a score of 110-102.

Irving went 16-22 from the field and 5-7 from downtown to cap off an impressive 47-point performance.

To give some perspective on how dominating Irving was, the Mavericks fans were chanting “MVP” at one point during this game.

This pushes the Celtics to a 16-2 overall record, marking 16 wins in a row following two losses to start out the season.

Many criticized Irving for leaving Cleveland, but he has proven all of his doubters wrong to this point. Averaging 22.5 points and 5.3 assists per game, Irving is slowly pushing himself into the early MVP conversation.

What makes this performance even more impressive from a team-wide perspective is that the Celtics are without all-star forward Gordon Hayward who was acquired by the Celtics late in the offseason.

Hayward, who injured his ankle in one of the most gruesome injuries in NBA history, will likely be out for the entire season.

Nonetheless, with the success the Celtics are having this year, it makes them even that much scarier that they are missing one of their best players.

Next Article
  • Paul Silences The Doubters, Gets Rockets One Step Closer to Finals

    The Houston Rockets have done what many thought would just be impossible- well they nearly have anyway. They are one game away now from winning the Western Conference, and thus, sending them straight through to the NBA Finals. There are a number of reasons why they have been able to do this, but the fact...

    Read More
  • Rockets Take Body Blows, Comeback After Early Deficit

    For the first five minutes of Tuesday night's Western Conference Finals game between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets looked like they might be the first team to ever get shut out. Yes, that's an exaggeration- no one is going to get shut out in basketball- but you almost can't...

    Read More
  • Boston's Comeback Too Little Too Late as Cavs Even Up Series

    We might just have a series on our hands in the Eastern Conference Finals. While it is true that none of the games have been closer than nine points, which was in Game 4 on Monday night, the series is now 2-2. And with LeBron James and the Cavaliers now looking like they are up...

    Read More
  • Curry Splashes His Way Back to Life, Warriors in Control in WCF

    On a day chalked full of clutch performances on Sunday, Stephen Curry might just have had the most clutch relative to the way people were underestimating him. It was a day in which the Las Vegas Golden Knights made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in their very first season and a day where the...

    Read More
  • Cavaliers Blow Out Celtics by 30 Points in Game 3

    The Eastern Conference Finals might just have gotten a whole lot more interesting after the Cleveland Cavaliers' win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. While we won't know fully until Game 4 is over, this could just signal that we have an actual series on our hands. Cleveland's performance in Game 3 has to...

    Read More
  • Incredible Golden Knights One Game Away From Stanley Cup Finals

    Who would have ever thought that a hockey team from Las Vegas, called the Golden Knights, in their very first season would be making headlines the way they are? The expansion team is doing what no team has ever been able to do in their very first season: go deep in their respective sport. In...

    Read More
  • Teixeira Hints He Knew of Cano's Use of Illegal Substances

    On Tuesday, the biggest story of the baseball season was announced. MLB had suspended Robinson Cano for using a banned substance called furosemide. That drug is not considered to be a performance enhancing drug by the association, but it is a drug that is a masking agent for others. This means that is possible, if...

    Read More