Kyrie Irving leads Celtics to fourth straight win, scores 24 vs. Heat


Boston Celtics win their fourth consecutive game in Miami and fourth straight on the season behind Kyrie Irving’s 24-point night.

After a rough 0-2 start to kickoff the 2017-18 season, the Boston Celtics appear to be building some momentum and comfort with their established units following the heartbreaking loss of Gordon Hayward on Opening Night in Cleveland.

Thus more weight was added on the shoulders of first-year Celtic, Kyrie Irving who stated he wanted to be “the man” following his trade requests from LeBron and the Cavaliers which lead to his arrival in Boston.

That be “the man” search came quicker than all expected and began rough with Irving’s 7/25 shooting night against the Bucks in the Celtics home opener.

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Kyrie Irving
BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 24: Kyrie Irving /

However just 10 days later it appears as though the Uncle Drew Era in Boston has officially begun.

In 14 career games against the Miami Heat, Kyrie Irving has averaged 19.4 points with a 42.5 field goal percentage. In just the 6th game of the season, Irving would top both those averages.

Last night in Miami, Irving led the C’s with 24 points which included 9 of Boston’s final points in a clutch late, 4th quarter stretch which lead to the victory. Irving a huge three to put the Celtics up 7 with under a minute left to go in the game.

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Irving also shot 10/23 from the field (43.5 FG%) and lead the game with 3 of the Celtics 11 steals.

Rookie impression continues

It was also another solid night for Celtics rookie, Jayson Tatum who scored 20 points while shooting 6/9 from the field (66.7%) with 5 rebounds.

Tatum has now scored 20+ points for the Celtics in 2 of their last 3 games and is averaging 14.2 points per game thus far in his rookie season.

The 19-year old 1st rounder from Duke has also taken a huge role, starting in all of Boston’s games so far this season and being a dependent prime source of offense for the Brad Stevens.

After the game Tatum asked about playing alongside Kyrie Irving and described it as “weird, because I’ve seen it on TV so many times, and I just saw it in person.”

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Boston next gets set to take on the San Antonio Spurs who the Celtics have remained win less against in their last 6 meetings, dating back to the 2015 season.