Nets' Kyrie Irving: Erupts for 32 in loss

Inrving scored a game-high 32 points (12-19 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding 11 assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 118-107 loss to the Jazz.

Any thoughts of a minutes restriction for Irving in his second game back from a shoulder injury went out the window when the Nets found themselves facing a 14-point deficit at halftime. Despite the All-Star guard's best efforts in the second half, Brooklyn couldn't close the gap. Irving hadn't scored 30 or more points since Nov. 8 and hadn't posted double digits in a secondary category since he recorded a triple-double Nov. 2, but so long as his shoulder holds up, he should once again be an elite fantasy asset. Irving has already said he plans to play in the second half of the Nets' back-to-back set, which wraps up Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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