- Kyrie Irving showcased his dribbling skills against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, navigating around all five defenders on one play.
- The Celtics came away with a 107-96 win, their 10th in a row.
Kyrie Irving made a career out of his mesmerising ball-handling skills in Cleveland, and he hasn’t lost a step since joining his new team, the Boston Celtics.
Irving staged his latest dribbling display during a Wednesday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The point guard got the ball with just under six minutes remaining in the first quarter and proceeded to navigate around all five opposing players, thrilling the crowd with some awe-inspiring moves along the way. He finished the possession with a layup, giving the Celtics an 18-11 lead.
Check it out:
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— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 9, 2017
The best moment of the video may come at the four-second mark, when Irving tries to get by the Lakers center Brook Lopez. Irving nearly loses control of the ball, but he recovers, surveys his options, and makes the shot while fighting through traffic.
With the ability to create devastating crossovers and surprising scoring opportunities, Irving has been renowned for his ball handling for years. Multiple NBA players have stated their belief that he is the best dribbler in the game, including Paul Millsap and Eric Gordon.
But while his skills were clear to see on Wednesday night, Irving didn’t hold onto the ball for the entire game. He dished out five assists, including this gem to the center Aron Baynes. The former No. 1 overall pick also finished the night with 19 points and 6 rebounds, though he was shut down from behind the three-point line.
The Celtics won the game 107-96, giving them their 10th straight win since suffering back-to-back losses to open the season.
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