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Dinwiddie paces Nets in win over Celtics as Kyrie looks on

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Kyrie Irving misses his eighth straight game but the Brooklyn Nets make sure to get the job done against his former team, the Boston Celtics

STEPPING UP. Spencer Dinwiddie drops a double-double of 32 points and 11 assists to power the Brooklyn Nets past Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Irving, Nets hold off Knicks in Big Apple battle

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Kyrie Irving gets booed but the new Brooklyn star drops a performance reminding rival New York it's the Nets that won the off-season free agent contest

PUMPED. Kyrie Irving picks up his first win with the Nets versus Elfrid Payton and the Knicks. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Irving's 50 points not enough in Nets debut

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Kyrie Irving breaks the record for most points by a player in his first game with an NBA team

BITTERSWEET. Kyrie Irving erupts for 50 points but the Nets still drop a tough overtime loss to the Timberwolves. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

After 'failed' Celtics leadership role, Irving seeks new start with Nets

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Kyrie Irving regrets failing his Boston Celtics teammates but vows not to make the same mistakes with the Brooklyn Nets

Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving day-to-day with facial fracture

Sep 26, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The Brooklyn Nets downplay the injury Kyrie Irving sustained during a workout

NOTHING SERIOUS. The Nets insist there's nothing to worry after new star recruit Kyrie Irving sustained an injury. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

Nets show Durant in new No. 7 jersey, Irving working out

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The Brooklyn Nets give a sneak peek of their NBA preseason with superstar recruits Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

STAR POWER. Kyrie irving and Kevin Durant look to bring the young Nets deeper into the playoffs in the next few seasons. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Irving officially signs with Nets

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:04 PM

With the Nets also acquiring DeAndre Jordan, Kyrie Irving joins a young playoff team expected to be even tougher with Kevin Durant

FRESH START. Kyrie Irving will play for his third NBA team next season. Photo from

Irving 'motivated' to sign 4-year deal with Nets

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Kyrie Irving becomes part of the Brooklyn Nets' plan to lure Kevin Durant to the team

LEAVING. Kyrie Irving targets signing with the Brooklyn Nets.  File photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving: 'Anything can happen on the road'

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The Celtics go up 2-0 against the Pacers but the Boston star warns his teammates as the series heads to Indiana

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Golden State’s Steph Curry knock in some ridiculous buckets

BIG BUCKETS. Steph Curry comes through the clutch anew but the game didn’t exactly go the Warriors’ way. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Irving fires 30 as Celtics playoff push gains traction

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:48 PM

Kyrie Irving and the Celtics overcome the 80th career triple-double of Lakers superstar LeBron James

TOP LEVEL. Kyrie Irving says the Celtics’ high level of play should start with him. Photo from NBA Twitter

Irving listed day-to-day by NBA Celtics with knee strain

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Boston will certainly miss the 26-year-old guard, who is averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds

Celtics blow big lead vs another LA squad as Kyrie exits

Feb 10, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The new-look Clippers pull off the biggest regular-season comeback in their franchise history as the Celtics implode minus Kyrie Irving

TEAM EFFORT. Eight Clippers players finish in double figures. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Kyrie Irving on Team LeBron: ‘That’s a great 5’

Feb 09, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Kyrie Irving is impressed with All-Star captain LeBron James’ NBA All-Star picks

Irving, Celtics snap Thunder NBA win streak

Feb 04, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Boston ties Philadelphia at 3rd place in the Eastern Conference behind Irving's double-double

HALTED. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics end the Oklahoma City Thunder's seven-game winning streak. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Watch Kyrie Irving get showered with love by New York fans even after his Celtics give the Knicks a beatdown, plus more thrilling action

MAN IN CHARGE. Kyrie Irving takes over the as the Boston Celtics roll past the New York Knicks. Photo from NBA

Kyrie Irving scores 23 in front of admiring Knicks fans

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:14 PM

'It's nothing but a distraction at this point,' says Irving as Knicks fans chant 'We want Kyrie!'

APPRECIATIVE. Kyrie Irving says he appreciates the support from New York fans but remains focused on the Celtics’ campaign.  Photo from Boston Celtics Twitter

Kyrie Irving softens stance on Celtics stay

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:08 AM

The Boston superstar, who can opt out of the last year of his contract, says the Celtics remain 'at the head of the race' for his services

FOCUSED. Kyrie Irving says winning a championship for Boston is still his main goal. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Irving's 38 points propel Celtics past Grizzlies

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Kyrie Irving continues to show his leadership on the court

FLOOR GENERAL. Kyrie Irving averages 32.5 points on a 62.5% shooting in his last two games. Photo from NBA

Kyrie apologizes to LeBron for behavior as Cavs teammate

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Celtics star Kyrie Irving admits he has now gained perspective on what it's like to be a leader

NEW OUTLOOK. Kyrie Irving looks for a fresh start as the Celtics snap a three-game skid against the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kyrie Irving scores 40 as Celtics edge out Sixers in OT

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Kyrie Irving waxes hot to lead the Boston Celtics over the Sixers on NBA Christmas Day

HERO. Kyrie Irving splashes the game-tying shot that sent the match into overtime. Photo from NBA Twitter

Irving shines as Celtics trip Wizards to win 7th straight

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Boston star Kyrie Irving caps a 38-point outburst with a clutch triple as the Celtics outlast the Washington Wizards in overtime

Celtics' Kyrie Irving fined for ball toss

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

'The ball deserves to go in the crowd after a move like that. So I threw it in the crowd,' says Boston star Kyrie Irving

ANNOYED. Boston’s Kyrie Irving thinks Denver’s young ace Jamal Murray showed disrespect. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Kyrie Irving drops afro, plays best game of season for Celtics

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Coming off a 3-point game the last time out, the shifty guard explodes for a personal season-high in points

BACK AT IT. Kyrie Irving leads the Boston Celtics to their fifth win in 7 games. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Healthy Celtics set to make noise in NBA Eastern Conference

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:42 PM

A full-strength Boston squad – with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injury – has caught the attention of many

TITLE CONTENDERS. Kyrie Irving thinks his Boston Celtics can challenge the Golden State Warriors this season. Photo by AFP

Kyrie Irving not closing door on LeBron James reunion in Boston

Jun 13, 2018 - 10:26 PM

NBA superstar Lebron James and his impending free agency remain as the hottest off-season talk

ALL BUSINESS. Kyrie Irving says he's 'fully supportive' of the Celtics management's decisions, even if it includes reuniting him with LeBron James. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics say Kyrie Irving out for season

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Kyrie Irving is expected to miss 4 to 5 months as he undergoes a procedure to remove two screws inserted in his left patella

OUT. Kyrie Irving's absence gives the Boston Celtics a major headache in their playoff campaign. File photo Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving out 3 to 6 weeks after knee operation

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:11 PM

A 6-week absence would see Kyrie Irving sidelined well into the postseason, which starts on April 14

SIDELINED. Kyrie Irving adds to the long list of NBA superstars who have gone under the knife this season. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors snap out of losing spell with win over Mavericks

Feb 09, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Kevin Durant scored 24 and Stephen Curry added 20 as the NBA champion Golden State Warriors end a losing skid

Boston Celtics edge Washington Wizards in overtime

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Boston Celtics bounce back from a loss to Toronto to maintain a one-game lead over the Toronto Raptors atop the East

ATOP. The Boston Celtics remain at the top of the Eastern Conference. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Brown clutches a triple to surprise Denver with Celtics win

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The Nuggets miss their chance for a win as Will Barton's long attempt from 3-point range was late and wide

CLUTCH. Jaylen Brown's clutch 3-pointer allows Celtics to take the win by one point. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Curry scores 49 as Warriors hold off pesky Celtics

Jan 28, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Curry seizes command in the second half to outplay Irving

49. Steph Curry's heroics in the second half allows him to drop 49 points over the Boston Celtics. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics rally to down Sixers in London

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:08 AM

A number of Premier League stars are in attendance, including Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard

WINNING ABROAD. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points with 7 assists and 6 rebounds for the Celtics. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics pull away late in win over Timberwolves

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'Tonight was one of those games where every last one of us from the starters to the guys coming in off the bench were ready,' says Marcus Smart

BENCH POINTS. Celtics reserves Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier combines for 32 points that helped the Celtics overcome the Timberwolves. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics hold off Nets for 30th win of season

Jan 01, 2018 - 11:48 AM

It is the third-earliest arrival at 30 victories in Celtics history

HAPPY NEW YEAR. Kyrie Irving posts his 11th straight 20-point outing in the Celtics' 30th win this season. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics stage biggest comeback of season, overturn 26-point deficit to beat Rockets

Dec 29, 2017 - 4:32 PM

The Rockets skid to their fourth straight defeat

COMEBACK IS REAL. 'I've had a few comebacks, but this is a special one,' says Kyrie Irving. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: James Harden banks in layup off shot clock

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:46 AM

It didn't count though

SMOOTH MOVES. James Harden makes pretty shots, even when they don't count. File photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics head to Christmas game after romp over Bulls

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The Celtics warm up for their Christmas showdown with the Wizards with a 117-92 hammering of the Chicago Bulls

MOMENTUM. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and handed out 7 assists as the Celtics bounced back from a loss to the New York Knicks. File photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving returns from injury, drops 33 in win over Denver

Dec 14, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Short-handed Denver couldn't keep pace with the Boston Celtics

BACK WITH A VENGEANCE. Kyrie Irving returned with a fury, scoring 33 points to lead Boston to victory. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls trample Celtics as Irving sits with thigh injury

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:33 PM

The Celtics miss Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris due to injuries

SHORT-STAFFED. Chicago and Boston switch roles as the lowly Bulls topple the Celtics. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving suffers minor facial fracture

Nov 12, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The Boston Celtics might have to seek their 12th straight win without Kyrie Irving

BIG THREE GONE. Irving is third player of the Celtics Big Three who is suffering from an injury. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics roll past Los Angeles Lakers for 10th straight win

Nov 09, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The banged-up Celtics are the hottest team in the NBA for a reason. They are getting contributions from everyone with different players stepping up each game.

OFF-NIGHT. Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics reacts during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on November 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Irving pours in 35 to lead Celtics over Hawks

Nov 07, 2017 - 2:14 PM

This is Boston's best winning streak since their 2010 campaign

SEASON-HIGH. Irving tallies 35 points in his best game with the Boston Celtics. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics snap losing streak to injury-hit Spurs

Oct 31, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Boston Celtics snap their 11-game losing skid to the San Antonio Spurs

WINNING STREAK. The Boston Celtics go on a 5-game winning streak even without injured Gordon Hayward. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Irving, Horford maintain Celtics streak in Bucks win

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is held below 30 points for the first time this season

STREAKING. Al Horford scores 27 while Kyrie Irving contributes 24 points as the Celtics win their third straight. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving fined for verbal spat with fan

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Irving does not regret his verbal exchange with a Philadelphia 76ers fan

SLAPPED HARD. This is the second time this season that the NBA had to fine a player for a heated exchange with a fan. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kyrie Irving dishes game-worn shoes to lucky kid

Oct 07, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Kyrie Irving scores 21 points in the pre-season win over the 76ers, but it's his assist to one young fan that is most memorable

BIG ASSIST. Kyrie Irving makes one young fan's night, dishing out his Nike Kyrie 3 shoes. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving admits Flat-Earth theory was a social experiment

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Irving says he wanted to have an open conversation and it spun the world

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. "That was the intent behind it." File photo by Jason Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Irving's departure from the Cavs left James with many emotions

Sep 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

James shares that he was only upset that Irving will be taking his talents and learnings to Boston

A TON OF EMOTIONS. LeBron James wishes Kyrie Irving the best in his basketball career. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

Isaiah Thomas: Boston did not get better with trade

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Isaiah Thomas says being traded from the Celtics hurt bad but looks forward to teaming with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers

NEW TEAM. 'You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year,' promises Isaiah Thomas. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP