Kyrie Irving is out of this flat world

Remember last week when Joel Embiid and James Harden went ultra-wild efficient in big scoring nights? Kyrie Irving joined the club on Monday, scoring 47 points on 22 field goal attempts. Factoring in his free throws and threes, he scored 1.75 points per shooting possession, which is absolutely bonkers. (Harden’s 48 and Embiid’s 46 came on 1.6 points per shooting possession.)

More importantly, Kyrie led the charge for Boston’s 16th straight win, which included a 13-point fourth quarter comeback, overtime, and an insane Kyrie shot. The Celtics are at that point in their winning streak where the magic is its own source of power. The streak has an aura, a personality, a life of its own. It’s like a sixth player on the court.

Boston’s 16 straight represents one of the seven longest streaks in the past five years in the NBA. We typically see one or two streaks this long in the NBA each season. Something tells me the Warriors will rip off a run like this at some point. They’d be on one now had they not run into the Boston buzzsaw last week, in fact.

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