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Kyrie Irving’s 60-point outburst provoked big reactions on NBA Twitter

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Kyrie Irving might have just had the game of his life.

The 29-year-old Brooklyn Nets guard dropped 60 points en route to a 150-108 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Irving shot exceptionally well, shooting 20-for-31 from the field and 8-for-12 from beyond the arc. He dropped 41 in the first half alone — the most anyone has scored in a single half since Devin Booker’s 51 in 2017. He now holds the all-time record for points in a single game in Nets history. The win puts the Nets at 36-33 for the season and is the latest in a four-game winning streak for the team.

Irving is the latest player to score at least 50 points in the month of March. His performance Tuesday night ties an NBA record for most 50-point games in a single month. LeBron James (twice), Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant and Karl-Anthony Towns have the others. It’s also the first time that players have scored 60 points on consecutive dates since 1962 — Wilt Chamberlain did it all by himself in back-to-back games back then.

As expected, the NBA went wild on social media with praise of Irving’s historic game.

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