Kyrie Irving makes Brooklyn Nets history



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Kyrie Irving makes Brooklyn Nets history

Kyrie Irving enjoyed a stunning night on Tuesday as he dropped 60 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 150-108 win over the Orlando Magic. It was Irving's career-high and the Nets' franchise record for the most points a Net has scored in a game.

"He's just incredible," Nets coach Steve Nash said, per ESPN. "I felt like he had my career highlight reel in the first 12 minutes of the game. It's special to watch him every night -- but it's special to watch him on nights like this, where he's in total control, total command.

He gets wherever he wants and is able to finish amongst the trees. It's just a pleasure to see it up close and to be a part of it." Irving exploded in the first half, having scored 41 points through the opening two quarters.

"I'm sure in the first quarter y'all seen it developing," Nets star Kevin Durant said. "Sixteen in the first and then midway through the second all of us on the bench are still looking -- it's just like that every game for Ky, when you look up and, like, 'Damn, he got 10, 12, 14 points already.'

"We seen he was well on his way to a high-scoring night, so 60 -- the night after Karl Towns had an incredible performance, and then to have Kyrie do it the next night, the league is in an incredible place right now."

Irving thrilled to make Nets history

After putting up an outstanding performance, Irving gave credit to his teammates. "Making history, man. making history," Irving said. "Doing it with that guy is very special.

But credit goes to our group. Our guys in our locker room, they really believe in us, they really rock with us, there's not a doubt in our mind that they really believe that we can do something special. And not just this year, but for years to come.

We have a good group. And we're all sacrificing something that's bigger than ourselves." Meanwhile, Irving expressed his hope that soon he will be able to play home games at Barclays Center. "My faith in things turning around hasn't changed, it hasn't wavered," Irving said.

"But I wouldn't be able to sit up here and talk to you guys comfortably unless I had a big supporting group behind me. And they've been selfless this whole time."