Internal turmoil has impacted the Boston Celtics’ performance in recent weeks. The team headed into Wednesday night’s outing against the Toronto Raptors riding a three-game losing streak.
Despite playing at home, no one really gave the Celtics much of a chance against the best team in the Eastern Conference.
That’s until Kyrie Irving decided to put up his best performance of the season. The NBA champion went for 27 points, five rebounds, and a ridiculous 18 assists in the 117-108 win.
KYRIE IRVING CALLED GAME pic.twitter.com/EnHl7XQ7Tp
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 17, 2019
Kyrie goes to work for the lead! 😮
45.7 to play in the 4th pic.twitter.com/XqqbpasyVP
— NBA (@NBA) January 17, 2019
Talk about going wild. Celtics fans inside TD Garden in Boston were absolutely losing their minds. Those watching the game at home were no different.
It’s like people don’t remember Kyrie Irving made arguably the most significant shot in NBA Finals history. pic.twitter.com/utYlBHPGnZ
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) January 17, 2019
Kyrie Irving just walked the walk after he talked the talk
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 17, 2019
Kyrie Irving: 27 points, 18 assists in a win over the best team in the East. pic.twitter.com/JOMTMJ2bDz
— Rich Keefe (@Keefe21) January 17, 2019
Kyrie Irving is the first player in the NBA this season to record 27+ points and 17+ assists in a single game
— Celtics Stats (@celtics_stats) January 17, 2019
Kyrie Irving has scored or assisted Boston's last 25 points of the game.
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) January 17, 2019