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KD, Kyrie first teammates to set long-standing NBA record

 When the Brooklyn Nets signed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant back in the summer of 2019, they could only dream of how great both superstars would be together on the same team.

This past Sunday afternoon against the Knicks, Durant dazzled with 53 points on 19 of 37 from the court. It was hard to imagine that his running mate, Irving, could top those special numbers, but boy did the Nets' point guard show out in Orlando.

Irving notched 41 at halftime and 60 for the game, shattering the old franchise mark set by Deron Williams in February of 2010.

The duo of Irving and Durant became the first teammates to score 50-plus in back to back games in NBA history.

 Steve Nash took Irving out with 8:30 remaining in the fourth and his team blowing out the Magic by nearly 30 points.

Irving was wildly efficient from the field, going 20 of 31 overall and 8 of 12 from 3-point range.

Irving became the 32nd player in NBA history to score 60 or more points in a game. 

Most importantly, the Nets have now won four in a row and sit three games in the loss column behind seventh seeded Toronto and four behind sixth seeded Cleveland.

With 13 games left, Irving is only eligible for three games with the private sector mandate absurdly prohibiting him from playing at Barclays Center, but allowing him to attend as a fan.

Irving's availability for future home games will be among the most major developments impacting the Nets' pursuit of a title.


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