October 24, 2017, 9:12 pm
Kyrie Irving scored 20 points on 5-of-13 scoring (while going 9-of-9 from the line) with seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in Tuesday’s 110-89 win over the Knicks.
Irving’s 30 minutes registered as the second most minutes played by a Celtics point guard as Terry Rozier earned 31 minutes at the one. This isn’t any concern since the game was a blowout, so backups across the board saw inflated minutes. He has struggled from the field to start the season, but his shooting is nearly 10 percent lower than his career average on one less attempt per game. It is still early, so Irving should to return to form on a Celtics team that needs his offense.