Brooklyn Nets’ season-high 50 point lead by Kyrie Irving leads Charlotte Hornets past Brooklyn Nets to snap skid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brooklyn NetsGuard Kyrie IrvingA season-high 50 points were scored in Tuesday's game 132-121 winThe Charlotte Hornets.

Irving was a steady player and started the game well. He went 15-for-19 from field, 9-for-12 from beyond arc, 11-for-13 at the free throw line and was 15-for-19 overall. Irving was able to win the Nets, who had lost 17 of their previous 20, a crucial win in a night that saw star forwards. Kevin DurantOnly 14 points.

Irving's offensive brilliance showed throughout the night. He hit a variety of shots from all angles while his teammates looked for him and helped him get looks. Irving was also able to contribute six assists and two rebound in just 37 minutes. Irving received a standing ovation in Charlotte after scoring another floater, bringing his total for the evening to 50.

Irving's performance is just days after he had struggled through an 8 for-18 performance during a loss at the. Boston Celticson Sunday, the ball was turned over three times.

The Nets now have one game advantage over the Hornets to secure the eighth Eastern Conference spot. They also hold a 33-33 record going into Thursday's matchup with former teammate. James HardenAnd the Philadelphia 76ers. Irving, who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 since Thursday's match, will be unable to play again until Tuesday's match against the. Orlando MagicBecause of the New York City vaccination requirement. The Nets are against the New York KnicksMadison Square Garden, Sunday afternoon

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