Irving dropped 45 points (17-31 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks across 39 minutes in Thursday's 113-109 loss to the Mavs. Irving has been spectacular in his last two outings, averaging 41.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game on 52.5 percent shooting, including 52.0 percent from deep. Thursday marked the second time this season Irving took at least 30 shots in a game, and in both instances he topped the 40-point plateau. Of the three stars in Brooklyn, Irving has remained the most consistent and missed the least amount of time.
Irving produced 38 points (14-25 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 124-118 loss to the Bucks. The stars came to play Tuesday, and Irving was front and center, torching the Bucks with a game-high 38 points. He has been tremendous this season, rewarding those GMs who took a bit of a flier on him. Outside of the missed games, Irving has been able to put up elite fantasy numbers on a nightly basis. Much like the Bucks, there is a chance the Nets opt to rest a few of their players down the stretch, so Irving could miss a game or two between now and the end of the regular season.
Irving compiled 20 points (8-21 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and two steals across 37 minutes in Sunday's 117-114 loss to the Bucks. Although the Nets came up short in the final seconds, Sunday's game was a prime example of what the Nets can accomplish when their elite players are dialed in. Both Irving and Durant looked comfortable and ready to make a deep run in this potential playoff preview game. The loss of James Harden and frequent absences from multiple players have made chemistry a problem for Irving as he tries to get other people involved, and unfortunately for him, things probably won't get much better before the playoffs. Coach Steve Nash will probably make the right move and rest his elites as the playoffs approach.
Irving mustered 28 points (12-26 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds and a steal across 33 minutes in Friday's loss against Portland. Irving was in line for a big role with Kevin Durant (rest) and James Harden (hamstring) out. He carried the team offensively and was the only player who reached the 20-point plateau. The star point guard, who bounced back from his nine-point effort against Toronto on Tuesday, has now scored at least 28 points in four of his last six contests.
Irving (groin) isn't listed on the injury report for Friday's game against Portland, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports. The 29-year-old missed the front half of the back-to-back set Thursday versus Indiana with right groin soreness, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Friday's contest. Irving should lead the offense with Kevin Durant (rest) not available against the Trail Blazers.
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