Kyrie Irving puts up career-high 60 points in Nets' blowout win vs. Magic

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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 60 points in a 150-108 win against the Orlando Magic.

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Irving matched Minnesota All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns for most points in a single NBA game this season. Towns had 60 points Monday night at San Antonio

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"It felt good," Irving said of his performance postgame. "When you can get 60 (points) in the flow of a game and it doesn't seem forced and you're not putting up a few 

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too many bad shots and you come to the bench and guys are supporting you, telling you to go after the record, that makes basketball well worth it."

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Irving had 41 points in the first half. Tuesday's game marks the second time in his last three games that Irving has scored 50 or more.

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He was 20-for-31 from the field. Irving also made 8 of 12 from the 3-point range and was 12-of-13 from the free-throw line in 35 minutes. He had six rebounds, four assists, four steals and only one turnover against the Magic (18-52).

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Irving did not play in Sunday's win over the Knicks because COVID-19 vaccination rules still prevent him from playing in New York and he is not vaccinated. Kevin Durant had 53 points in that game, giving Brooklyn a 50-point scorer in three of its last four games.

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