Boston Celtics superstar guard Kyrie Irving scored 40 points against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in one of NBA’s Christmas day special matches, 121-114.
The man who is also known as “Uncle Drew” dazzles not only the crowd in TD Garden but also their opponent.
His 13-footer jumper in the 20 seconds mark of the fourth quarter found the bottom of the nets and sent the game into overtime.
In the extra period, the 2012 Rookie of the Year continued his scoring mode and his back-to-back three-pointers gave way for the Celtics to snag the victory.
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One of the key areas of Boston’s victory is in the turnover department. The Celtics is much sharper with their plays as they only committed nine turnovers compared to Philadelphia’s 19 and resulted to 22 opponent’s points.
Second year player Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each scored 23 points for the Celtics.
Joel Embiid tried carrying his team by registering 34 points and 16 rebounds while Jimmy Butler added 24 markers but not enough to land them a victory while on the road.
Boston vs Philadelphia Box Score
Quarters: 25-32 | 26-25 | 38-29 | 19-22 | 6-13 (OT)
Celtics (121) – Morris 23, Tatum 23, Horford 4, Irving 40, Smart 6, Theis 6, Hayward 5, Rozier 10, Brown 4
Sixers (114) – Chandler 15, Embiid 34, Simmons 11, Redick 17, Butler 24, Muscala 3, Shamet 5, McConnell 2, Korkmaz 3