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Nets’ Kyrie Irving Talks Big Game Against Warriors



Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets superstar guard Kyrie Irving put on yet another impressive performance as he dropped 38 points to help the Nets overcome a 17-point deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center.

Irving finished with 38 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists on 12-of-22 shooting.

“I told you guys that I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to be the first option or the second option or be the main one,” Irving said (h/t ClutchPoints). “This is just a message for everyone at home: first option, second option, third option, it don’t fucking matter to me… The objective of this team sport is to win basketball games, not identify one person to carry everybody every single night.”

Irving hit Royuce O’Neale who hit a wide-open lead to give the Nets the lead for good with 30 seconds remaining in the game.

“For me to draw in the defense, draw in two or three (defenders), and for them to lose their man and Royce be wide open, I thought that was the best shot for our team,” Irving said. “So I gave up the ball and trusted him to make it.””We’ve had a few games like that over the course of the season where the ball deserves to be in someone else’s hands and they have an open look and we’ve gotta live by it. So it felt good, it’s a great team win.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.