Kyrie Irving’s stats over Celtics’ last 10 games scream MVP
It is no secret that Boston Celtics superstar point guard Kyrie Irving is really, really good. However, as tweeted by sports anchor Adam Kaufman of WBZ NewsRadio, Irving has put up some shooting statistics over the last 10 games that are out of this world for a point guard.
According to Kaufman’s tweet, Irving has only shot below 50 percent once over his last 10 games and is overall shooting 106-for-184 (57.6 percent) from the field and 24-of-51 (47.1 percent) from behind the arc. During that span of 10 games, where the Celtics have gone 8-2 as a team, Irving is also averaging a whopping 28.3 points, 4.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per contest.
During the Celtics’ 97-90 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at TD Garden, Kyrie Irving was a big part of the team’s strong 12-2 run to close out the game.
“Just winning time,” Irving said, per Scott Souza of GateHouse Media. “It’s as simple as that. It’s always fun when the game’s close. I know you guys (the media) probably get tired of hearing me say it, but it’s fun. It’s fun for me. You really just have to go into your bag of tricks and prepare for whatever the defense will throw at you.”
On the night, Irving led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting, five assists, two blocked shots, and two rebounds. However, during the first quarter of the game against the Mavs, Irving and Mavs rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. were both assessed technical fouls after the two got into an altercation and had to be held back by teammates.