Kyrie Irving scores 43 points in Boston Celtics’ overtime win over Toronto Raptors | NBA News |

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Kyrie Irving poured in a season-high 43 points to lift the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors.

Irving’s 43-point haul came in 38 minutes on 18-of-26 shooting, including 4-of-6 from beyond the three-point arc. He scored four points in the extra session to help the Celtics seal their victory.

Kyrie Irving scores 43 points in Boston Celtics' overtime win over Toronto Raptors | NBA News |

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Irving opened his account with two towering first-quarter three-pointers before adding a fadeaway jumper and an acrobatic lay-up for good measure. A no-look pass to Al Horford earned him one of his 11 assists.

Kyrie Irving scores 43 points in Boston Celtics' overtime win over Toronto Raptors | NBA News |

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He was equally ruthless in the second half, draining fallaway jumpers and another three before producing a strong finish at the rim in traffic. A left-handed floater took him to 37 points before he connected with a right-handed lay-up to help send the game into an extra period.

Kyrie Irving scores 43 points in Boston Celtics' overtime win over Toronto Raptors | NBA News |

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Kyrie Irving evades Kyle Lowry to score at the rim

In overtime, he gathered a loose ball and skipped to the basket with a ‘shake and bake’ move before rolling the ball home off the glass. One final pull-up jump shot with 1:42 remaining extended the Celtics’ lead to seven points, effectively icing the game.

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Friday night's results

  • Utah Jazz 107-113 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Chicago Bulls 104-123 Milwaukee Bucks
  • Portland Trail Blazers 96-112 Minnesota Timberwolves
  • New York Knicks 124-129 New Orleans Pelicans
  • Toronto Raptors 116-123 Boston Celtics (OT)
  • Brooklyn Nets 115-104 Washington Wizards
  • Miami Heat 91-99 Indiana Pacers
  • Sacramento Kings 104-112 Memphis Grizzlies

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