Kyrie Irving erupts for career-high 60 points as NBA's scoring binge shows no signs of slowing down

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One night after Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns set this season's single-game scoring high with 60 points against the Spurs, Kyrie Irving matched him with his own 60 piece in Brooklyn's 150-108 victory over the Magic on Tuesday. 

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Just like Towns, Irving only needed 31 shots for his 60 points. He made 20 of those shots, including 8 of 12 from 3. He sunk 12 of 13 from the free-throw line. He did it all in 35 minutes.

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The 60 points is a Brooklyn Nets franchise record, breaking Deron Williams' previous mark of 57. As it happens, 57 was also Irving's previous career high, which he set in 2015 against San Antonio

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Kyrie's explosion comes exactly one week after he went for 50 in a win over the Hornets.

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Irving's night continues what has been a wild scoring binge across the NBA of late. Over the past two weeks alone, there have been six games of at least 50 points:

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Irving (50, 60), LeBron James (50, 56) Jayson Tatum (54) and Kevin Durant (53). Add to that a 47 for Stephen Curry, a 47 and 46 for Trae Young, 45 for Jordan Clarkson

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44 for Josh Hart and De'Aaron Fox (who also had a 41), 43 for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid, 41 for Darius Garland and 40 for Nikola Jokic.

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