CLEVELAND, Ohio – LeBron James called Kyrie Irving’s 41-point night in Game 5 of a NBA Finals “probably one of a biggest performances I’ve ever seen live.”
James also put adult 41 points with 16 rebounds and 7 assists Monday night in a 112-97 victory at Golden State. He’s already witnessed a few noted performances from Irving. Where does this one stand?
You be a judge.
Rank 5 of Irving’s best games in a striking below. Not sure? Watch them and review a outline for a small help. Boost a games we like and reduce a ones we consider are overrated by selecting a adult and down arrows during a left of any game.
BEST OF THE REST
Jan. 26, 2013 during Toronto
The week enclosed his initial All-Star selection, a 40-point night opposite Boston and another 35 points to kick Milwaukee. For an encore, Irving emptied a low 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to kick a Raptors. He scored 32 points.
Feb. 16, 2013 in Houston
Amid his second deteriorate in a league, Irving shined on All-Star Saturday by winning a 3-point shootout. He surfaced San Antonio’s Matt Bonner in a final turn and a margin that enclosed Stephen Curry, Ryan Anderson and Steve Novak. Irving scored 23 points in a finals, only dual points off what was a competition record. The weekend capped his initial All-Star coming and initial time teaming adult with LeBron James, that came a day after in a All-Star Game.
Considering a 3-point shootout isn’t a game, it is being relegated to honest discuss status.
Nov. 10, 2013 vs. Philadelphia
The third try during a game-winner wound adult a attract for Irving’s whose layup with 0.6 seconds left in a second overtime gave a Cavaliers a 127-125 win opposite a 76ers. Irving missed intensity winning shots during a finish of law and a initial overtime. He scored 39 points and had 12 assists.
Dec. 10, 2013 vs. New York
Nothing like a revisit to Madison Square Garden to make a statement. Irving donned a black facade and scored a career-high 41 points in a 103-102 detriment to a Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks.
April 5, 2014 vs. Charlotte
As a Cavaliers stumbled into a lottery, Irving put adult 44 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds in a 96-94 overtime detriment to Charlotte. Maybe not a noted diversion since of a loss, though it was Irving’s career high during a time.
Jan. 16, 2015 during L.A. Clippers
The Cavaliers entered Los Angeles struggling with a 20-20 record. They kick a gifted Clippers patrol with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin by removing 30-point nights from Irving and LeBron James. Irving had a game-high 37 points in a 126-121 win.
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