Irving ended with 20 points (6-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 45 minutes during Monday's 116-112 loss to Boston. Being swept by Boston is a fittingly wild and intertwined ending to an embroiled season for Irving. Logging 42.6 minutes per game across the four series losses, Irving averaged 21.3 points per game on 44.4 percent shooting. Irving possesses a player option for next season and seems likely to return to the Nets with hopes of a better ending in mind.
Irving finished with 16 points (6-17 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, nine assists, one block and three steals across 43 minutes during Saturday's 109-103 loss to the Celtics. Although Irving was able to dish the ball around to get him close to a double-double, he had a horrible shooting night overall. He went 0-of-7 beyond the arc in the loss, and his shooting woes were mostly due to Marcus Smart, who almost never yielded an uncontested shot. It's apparent that the combo of Orving and Kevin Durant can't solve the Boston puzzle, and the duo will need a career production run to win four consecutive games.
Irving produced 10 points (4-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 40 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Celtics. After a dazzling Game 1 performance, Irving fell flat Wednesday as the Celtics claimed a 2-0 lead in the opening-round series. The point guard's 10 points were his lowest since becoming a full-time player this season and is certainly a cause for concern with Kevin Durant also struggling to find any offensive rhythm against Boston's stifling defense through the first two games. Irving and the Nets will look to bounce back during Game 3 on Saturday in Brooklyn.
Irving recorded 39 points (12-20 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 9-9 FT), five rebounds, six assists, one block and four steals in 42 minutes during Sunday's 115-114 loss to the Celtics. Irving was extremely efficient en route to his third straight game with at least 30 points. The point guard finished with at least five rebounds and five assists in the same game for the fourth time over his last five appearances, and he also tied his season high with four steals. Since becoming a full-time player 12 games ago, Irving has averaged 28.5 points, 7.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 40.8 minutes per game.
Irving contributed 34 points (12-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three rebounds, 12 assists and one steal in 42 minutes during Tuesday's 115-108 victory over the Cavaliers. Irving didn't miss a field goal until the second half, finishing with an absurdly-efficient 34 points on 15 shots. Plus, his 12 assists represented a season high, and it was his first 30-and-10 game of the campaign. Now, Irving and the Nets face a playoff series against the point guard's former team, the Celtics. The series tips off Sunday.
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