Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 60 points, most in the Nets’ NBA history, to lead Brooklyn to a 150-108 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
Irving shot 20 for 31, including 8 of 12 on 3-pointers, in 35 minutes. He made 12 of 13 free throws in matching the highest-scoring game in the NBA this season, done just a night earlier by Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns against San Antonio.
Irving scored 41 points in the first half, the most in the first two quarters since Kobe Bryant had 42 against Washington on March 28, 2003.
— New York Post (@nypost) March 16, 2022
For the first time in NBA history, teammates have scored 50+ points in consecutive games 🔥
🏀 Kevin Durant (Knicks @ Nets):
🏀 Kyrie Irving (Nets @ Magic):
12-of-13 FT pic.twitter.com/9dCdgcNIcR
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 16, 2022