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Kyrie Irving’s clutch stats off the charts this season for Celtics

Monday night the Boston Celtics faced off against the Dallas Mavericks with their 15-game win streak on the line, and a motivated city against them coming into the matchup.

Toward the end of the game, it seemed to inevitably be the night that they would lose, after trailing by 13, and late into the fourth quarter.

It’s hard to count out a Brad Stevens-led team as they rallied back and tied the game as guard Kyrie Irving stole the ball from Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki, and fed Jayson Tatum an alley-oop layup which forced the game into overtime.

The Celtics would go on to win the quarter scoring 14 points and ended the game as the victors 110-102.

This marked the Celtics 16th win and their fifth-longest winning streak in franchise history. After losing both Gordon Hayward to injury and their first two games, the Celtics have been on a tear led by star Kyrie Irving who is now playing an incredible MVP brand of basketball.

Not all of the wins have been in blowout fashion as they’ve had to rally back from behind in at least five of those games, but the difference is the not only in the team play but in the heroics of first-year guard Irving.

While many couldn’t understand his desire to leave a winning situation in Cleveland, the Celtics are doing very well and Irving even better.

According to Matt Moore of CBSSPorts.com, Irving is an unstoppable force and even more of a terror in the clutch.

Not only has he led the Celtics to such a huge win streak after losing one of their biggest free agents, but he has even changed the mind of Inside the NBA’s analyst Charles Barkley who was critical of Irving’s request to be traded.

Maybe there really is something to the masked Irving theory.