Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets finally made it into the postseason after winning the play-in tournament. In the first round series, they go all in and against the Boston Celtics led by Jayson Tatum. The regular season for the Brooklyn Nets, and Kyrie Irving in particular, has been a complete rollercoaster ride. As he was the most trolled, criticized and hated player for his decision to remain unvaccinated. He was even banned from playing basketball but was eventually brought back as a part-time player. Things are good now as he is back and allowed to mature anywhere and also presented his playoff ball in Game 1 against the Boston Celtics last night.
The Boston Celtics hosted the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden for Game 1 of the first round series. As expected, the match was closely fought and there were many head-to-head changes throughout the game. Jayson Tatum got into the clutch and closed it with a game-winning layup. It was the first game-winning buzzer beater of his career. The final boxing score is 114-115 in favor of the Boston Celtics. The game simply had the Celtics looking for revenge against Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, and so did the fans in the arena, giving no opportunity to bother Kyrie Irving.
Kyrie Irving in the game dropped 39 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds as he single-handedly carried the Brooklyn Nets offensive end while flexing and breaking the Boston Celtics’ defense. Kevin Durant was limited to 23 points, 3 assists and 4 rebounds as most of his shots were hard fought and in transition. During the game and even after the game, there were many conversations between Kyrie Irving and the fans where the pressure was evenly matched when Uncle Drew decided to respond the same way they do and started giving them a middle finger to show off his trash-talking skills. It was very clear he will not condone or entertain any dirt from the Celtics crowd.
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Kyrie Irving on his interactions with the Boston Celtics crowd
During the post-game interview, a reporter questioned Kyrie Irving about his exchange with the crowd present at TD Garden. In response, the all-star point guard quoted: “It’s the same energy they have for me and I will have the same energy for them. And it’s not every fan. I don’t want to attack every Boston fan. But when people start yelling, “Pu**y” or “B**h” and “F**k you” and all that stuff, there’s only so much you can take as a competitor. We are the ones who are expected to be docile, humble and adopt a humble approach. No fuck it. It’s the playoffs. It is what it is… I don’t really focus on it. It’s just fun.”
Kyrie Irving made sure in the interview that he would go back and forth with anyone who bothered him as he was there and knows all about these antiques. In fact, he also has a history with the Boston Celtics where he was supposed to resign with them but ended up stamping their logo, hurting their feelings and disrespecting the franchise. All of this certainly adds to the series as it’s personal from both sides and eventually makes the game more competitive. The first round clash between the Celtics and Nets is sure to be the best of the postseason as both teams have the potential to turn things around and be on the winning side. The Boston Celtics are currently leading 1-0 and will host the Brooklyn Nets for Game 2 at TD Garden on Wednesday.
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