Kyrie Irving had a chance to be the hero once again for the Boston Celtics as they were down three points in the final seconds against the San Antonio Spurs. To the surprise of no one, the final play was drawn up for Kyrie, but to Irving’s surprise, it didn’t go in despite him thinking it was “cash money” when it left his hands.
“I thought it was cash money. I thought it was going to hit the bottom of the net, but obviously I didn't put enough on it so. Good play call. It just happens.”
Kyrie Irving on his final shot: "I thought it was cash money." pic.twitter.com/SIzgef9U43
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) December 9, 2017
Irving was cash money for most of the game as he went off for 36 points on 13-of-21 shooting. The Celtics star has been on some kind of roll recently, averaging 28.3 points on 58 percent shooting over his last 10 games, so it’s understandable to see why he was so confident in that final shot going in.
But even though Kyrie has been one of the most clutch players in the entire league this season, he’s not going to hit every shot and the Celtics aren’t going to win every game. It just happens.
After seeing their four-game win streak snapped in disappointing fashion, Irving and the Celtics will have to pick themselves back up to face the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.