After his dunk against the Charlotte Hornets‚ Kyrie Irving continued his onslaught against the Celtics on Tuesday‚ scoring 60 points in just 35 minutes to set a new franchise record. He finished the game 20 for 31 from the field‚ eight for twelve from beyond the arc‚ and 12-for-13 from the free throw line. He also added six rebounds and four assists to his score. The Nets swept the Knicks in New York last night‚ but Irving missed his game in Charlotte because of the pandemic. The Nets initially resisted the point guard due to cohesion reasons‚ but a recent health mandate forced them to move Irving to the sidelines. This left them with no choice but to sign three players on 10-day contracts to take his place. After falling to the Celtics in TD Garden on Sunday‚ Irving said he had to step up his game and show more energy.
Last night, Karl-Anthony Towns scored 60 points; tonight Kyrie Irving did the same.
It's the first time since 1962 that there have been 60-point games on consecutive days.
That 1962 instance was Wilt Chamberlain doing it by himself. pic.twitter.com/gTpZsyEfWw — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 16, 2022
Kevin Durant shares a bit about the talks he's had with Kyrie Irving on vaccines:
-Doesn't think it's his own responsibility to push the issue with Irving.
-Didn't share his views months ago but has recently.
-Doesn't think Ky deserves extra criticism. #NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/xl3LooBbVG — DaveEarly (@DavidEarly) March 16, 2022
"Kyrie can play tomorrow. Get vaccinated."
NYC Mayor Eric Adams responded to a heckler asking why Kyrie Irving still can't play at the Barclays Center.
(via @Jesseperel10) pic.twitter.com/Y2VrKa5J9r — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) March 13, 2022
FACTS FACTS FACTS!! It literally makes ABSOLUTELY ZERO SENSE!!! They say if common sense was common then we’d all have it. Ain’t that the truth. 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ #FreeKyrie https://t.co/EhAcjuMrsL — LeBron James (@KingJames) March 13, 2022
. @SenTedCruz: "Let Kyrie Irving play. If Brooklyn won't let Kyrie play, I'm going to make a pitch to you directly. Kyrie, come to Houston, play for the Rockets. We'll let you play. He's a hell of a player. Uncle Drew's being benched by asinine Democratic theater. This is stupid." pic.twitter.com/3MsmSZNnXj — The Hill (@thehill) March 15, 2022