Irving joins MJ for an all-time guard record

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March 13, 2022 – When Brooklyn Nets’ guard Kyrie Irving dropped 50 points on just 19 attempts from the field in Brooklyn’s 132-121 win while visiting the Charlotte Hornets on March 8, 2022, he tied the second-fewest attempts from the floor ever in a 50-point game.

Aside from that, Irving converted 15 of his 19 attempts for 78.95% shooting clip. This made him join Michael Jordan as the only guards in NBA history to score 50 or more points on 75 percent or better shooting in multiple games.

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Irving was 9-of-12 from 3-point land, and 11-of-13 from the free throw line.

It was the second time Irving achieved the feat. He scored  54 points on 19-of-23 field goal shooting (82.6%) for Brooklyn in a 133-118 win against the visiting Chicago Bulls on January 31, 2020.

Meanwhile, Jordan recorded the feat three times, all for the Bulls. He scored 59 points on 21-of-27 shooting (77.8%) in a 112-110 win on the road against the Detriot Pistons on April 3, 1988; 53 point on 21-of-28 shooting (75%) in a 102-81 win on the road against the Detriot Pistons on March 7, 1996; and 52 points on 24-of-29 shooting (82.8%) in a 110-123 loss on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers, on November 16, 1988.

By Armando M. Bolislis

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