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Nets star Kyrie Irving sets record for most points in a team debut

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All-Star guard Kyrie Irving just set the NBA record for most points in a team debut in his first game donning the Brooklyn Nets jersey.

Irving dropped 50 markers in their first game of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is the most points for a player in a new team.

Irving started out hot right off the bat. He ended the first quarter with 12 points and already had 30 points halfway through the third quarter. All in all, he shot 17-of-33 from the field, 7-of-14 from deep and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. He also had eight rebounds, seven assists and one block.

Despite Irving’s historic night, the Nets lost in overtime. Irving actually had a chance to win the game via an off-balanced jumper but missed. He was clearly disappointed, though his teammates quickly comforted him.

Nevertheless, it can still be considered a good showing from the Nets’ new star. Even though they lost, fans should understand that this is just the first game of the season. There are 81 more to go.

As the season progresses, the Nets will iron out their mistakes and once they do, they have a chance to be one of the best teams in the league.

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