Kyrie Irving reveals she can play while fasting for Ramadan

After the Brooklyn Nets won the play-in round against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving explained what it’s like to fast during Ramadan.

The Brooklyn Nets played the Cleveland Cavaliers in Tuesday night’s NBA play-in round, with the winner earning seventh-place finish in the Eastern Conference. The team that doesn’t win would have to play the winner of the Atlanta Hawks/Charlotte Hornets game to have a chance of securing the No. 8 spot in the playoffs.

The Nets defeated the Cavaliers 115-108, behind a 34-point, 12-assist performance by Kyrie Irving.

During his post-game interview, Irving explained what it’s like to play during the fast of the month of Ramadan.

Kyrie Irving explains how he can play at a high level during the Ramadan fast

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed as a month of prayer, fasting, reflection and being with loved ones. Those who fast in Ramadan are not allowed to eat or drink from sunrise to sunset.

In the United States, Ramadan is from Sat. April 2nd to Sunday, May 1st.

During Tuesday night’s game, Irving was pretty automatic when attempting his shots. In fact, the guard was a perfect 12-on-12 from the field until missing a shot in the fourth quarter. Overall, Irving was 12-to-15 on field goals and 3-to-6 from the three-point line.

With the seventh set seeded, the Nets will now enter a best-of-seven series against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Game 1 takes place on Sunday, April 17 at 3:30pm ET at the TD Garden in Boston. Kyrie Irving reveals she can play while fasting for Ramadan

John Verrall

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