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Kyrie Irving scores 50 points against Hornets, matching Michael Jordan’s record

Kyrie Irving scores 50 points against Hornets, matching Michael Jordan’s record

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Mar 09
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On Tuesday, Kyrie Irving led the Brooklyn Nets to a 132-121 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

Irving dropped 50 points in the game, which is remarkable in and of itself. Yet what makes the achievent extraordinary is that Irving shot 75 percent in the game.

In NBA’s 75-year long history, Irving and Michael Jordan are the only two guards to accomplish this feat.

In the game, Irving knocked down 15 of 19 FG attempts, and he made 9 out of 12 three-point attempts. The 29-year-old also converted 11 of 13 free throws and added six assists and three rebounds to the scoresheet.

Teammate Kevin Durant had nothing but praise for Uncle Drew and called the performance a “masterclass.”

“Everything he does is pure,” Durant told reporters. “It looked so easy tonight. He led us all night, hit big shots when we needed to. It was just an incredible, incredible performance.”

In just 91 regular season games within the span of three seasons with the Nets, Kyrie has already recorded three 50-point games. That is also remarkable, remembering how no other player in the franchise’s history has more than one game.

Irving is just the third player in NBA history to score 50 points on fewer than 20 shots.

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