Kyrie Irving showed once again why he is considered one of the most versatile players of the modern game. Standing at 6’2″, he is certainly not the tallest in the Nets squad by any stretch of the imagination. However, in the game on Wednesday against the Pelicans, Kyrie soared and hung in the air for a few milliseconds to deliver a jam that went straight to the highlight reel.
Upon KD’s return to the squad, Kyrie Irving took charge of the game in order to give him a fitting welcome. With other players chipping in at regular intervals, the Brooklyn Nets took apart the New Orleans Pelicans for a 139-111 victory.
With five minutes left in the first quarter, “Uncle Drew” received the ball and shielded it from Eric Bledsoe. He then turned around and drove to the baseline. With no teammate in a position to shoot, Kyrie took it upon himself to score. He got to the rim and jumped higher than the rest to throw down a two-handed dunk that sent social media into a tizzy.
Let's give that one another look from every angle 🎥 pic.twitter.com/SeWdLFDkJI
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 8, 2021
Kyrie Irving and team obliterate the Pelicans
The Nets did not let the New Orleans Pelicans get settled through the four quarters. They never let the opposition get into a rhythm and exploited the defensive frailties that were on display.
Kyrie Irving was the pick of the lot as he finished with 24 points. He also had six assists and two rebounds to complete a well-rounded effort from him. Apart from him, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant also played crucial cameos to keep the Pels at bay.
With this victory, the Brooklyn Nets leapfrog the Philadelphia 76ers to snatch the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Based on their current form, critics and analysts are touting them as the perfect championship contenders. Moreover, with KD coming back and Harden set to return in a couple of weeks, coach Steve Nash will be pleased with the way their season is shaping up.
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