Nets’ Kyrie Irving breaks franchise record for best scoring start in 10 games
Irving has already established himself as one of the most potent scorers to don the Nets jersey, holding the record for most points scored in franchise history through the first 10 games of the season.
The six-time All-Star has now recorded 292 points, breaking the record of Stephon Marbury who had 282 in the 2000-01 season, and Vince Carter’s 275 in 2006-07.
The Nets, however, fell to the Utah Jazz on the road, 144-119 on Tuesday and have dropped to 4-6. Irving finished the game with 27 points, three rebounds, and five assists.
In 10 games for Brooklyn so far, Irving has only failed to score 20 or more points just once, notching 15 markers in their 138-112 loss to the Phoenix Suns last week.
Irving is currently the third leading scorer in the NBA (29.7), trailing James Harden (37.3) and Damian Lillard (33.0). He is also getting it done across the board, averaging 5.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.1 steals, while shooting 44.8 from the field and 34.9 from three.
With fellow superstar and new teammate Kevin Durant expected to miss the entire season, expect Irving to continue carrying the scoring load for Brooklyn.
Irving is only Nets player currently averaging above 20 points, as Spencer Dinwiddie (17.1) and Caris LeVert (16.8) are far behind at second and third.