It appeared the Boston Celtics were going to actually lose a game on Monday night, and to a three-win Dallas Mavericks team. The Mavs led by 13 points with 7:47 left in regulation, but superstar point guard Kyrie Irving went off to lead Boston to a 110-102 comeback victory in overtime.
Irving dropped 47 points on the Mavs, with 17 of the points — and 10 in overtime — coming after that 7:47 mark of the fourth quarter. It was in extremely efficient fashion as well, with the point guard making 16-of-22 shots from the field (5-of-7 on threes) and 10-of-11 at the line.
“Maybe the world is flat.”
— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) November 21, 2017
Very well done with the tweet. And very well done by Ainge with the trade to bring Irving to the Celtics this offseason. Boston has now won 16 straight games, their fourth-longest winning streak in franchise history. They have already have a four-game lead for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.