Kyrie Irving drops 50 points in record NBA debut with new team
Wolves spoil Kyrie Irving’s 50-point Nets debut, 127-126 (OT)Wolves spoil Kyrie Irving’s 50-point Nets debut, 127-126 (OT)
Staff Report, The Philippine Star | Sports
MANILA, Philippines — The Brooklyn Nets may have lost their season opener to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but Kyrie Irving’s performance is more than a consolation.
Setting a new record for most points scored in a debut with a new team, Irving exploded for 50 points in his first game in a Brooklyn Nets jersey.
While the narrow 126-127 overtime loss at home sullied Irving’s performance, the All-Star guard’s explosive game may just be a testament to how dangerous the Nets can be this season.
Apart from his 50 points, Irving even flirted with a triple-double, recording eight rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes of action.
With prized recruit Kevin Durant still recovering from injury, Irving will be the go-to guy on offense for the New York-based squad.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 24, 2019