Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving had a career night as he put up 60 points in a 150-108 win against the Orlando Magic. 

This game was a mismatch from the opening tip-off. The Nets looked vastly superior to their opponents and it quickly became the Kyrie show. He matched Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns for most points in a single NBA game this season. Towns had 60 points Monday night against the San Antonio Spurs. 

“It felt good,” Irving said of his performance postgame. “When you can get 60 in the flow of a game and it doesn’t seem forced, that makes basketball well worth it.”

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Kyrie’s Big Night 

Irving had 41 points in the first half alone and it was pretty clear he was in scorching form. He was 20-for-31 from the field. He also made 8 of 12 from the 3-point range and was 12-of-13 from the free-throw line in 35 minutes. Kyrie had six rebounds, four assists, four steals and only one turnover against the Magic. Kyrie was unable to feature in Sunday’s win over the Knicks due to COVID-19 vaccination rules still preventing him from playing in New York.  

“As you see across the league, guys are putting up crazy numbers,” Irving said.

“But when you have two guys on the same team competing like that, of course, we talk about it. We don’t use that word lightly. We take the game seriously.”

The Nets (36-33) have won four straight after a four-game losing streak.