In clutch situations, Kyrie Irving has never been afraid of the moment. A tense situation in front of a raucous Scotiabank Arena crowd is no exception.
With 3.7 seconds remaining in regulation, Irving’s Nets and the Raptors were tied at 116 after a thrilling back-and-forth game of runs. Brooklyn head coach Jacque Vaughn knew to put the ball in Irving’s hands.
Shadowed by Fred VanVleet, Irving used a screen from Kevin Durant to break toward Ben Simmons for the inbound pass at the Raptors logo. From there, all Irving needed was two dribbles to set up a step-back triple at the buzzer to deliver a 119-116 win and silence the crowd.
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