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Kyrie Irving becomes first Celtics player to record 30+ points, 10+ rebounds in back-to-back games since Paul Pierce

Celtics, Kyrie Irving, Paul Pierce

Saturday afternoon against the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving became the first Celtics player to record 30+ points and 10+ rebounds in back-to-back games since Paul Pierce did it back in 2005.

Irving finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds versus the Hawks, helping Boston win by a final score of 129-120.

Irving was one assist shy of recording his second-straight triple-double. He notched a triple-double in the Celtics’ previous game against the Sacramento Kings.

With the win, Boston improved to 43-27 on the season. They are in the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

It looks like the Celtics are starting to put it all together. The team is 6-4 in its last 10 games. The only way Boston is going to go on a deep postseason run is if Irving keeps playing like this. The All-Star guard didn’t play during the 2018 playoffs due to season-ending knee surgery, so you know Kyrie is hungry and motivated to get back on that stage this season.

Irving becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer once he declines his 2019-20 player option with the Celtics. His comments to the media lately have been a lot better than what they were during the beginning of the season.