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Kevin Durant on Kyrie Irving's 50-point performance: "Everything he does is pure"

Kevin Durant was extremely impressed with Kyrie Irving's 50-point game
Kevin Durant was in awe with Kyrie Irving against the Charlotte Hornets

Kevin Durant was in awe with Kyrie Irving against the Charlotte Hornets

Kevin Durant was impressed with Kyrie Irving's 50-point performance against the Charlotte Hornets, saying every young player should study it to see what it means to score at an elite level in the NBA.

His game is so pure

The Brooklyn Nets were recently struggling, so a much-needed 132-121 win against the Charlotte Hornets was just something that they needed. It was all behind Kyrie Irving and another 50 point performance in his career. Irving was cooking from every part of the floor, shooting an astonishing 78 percent from the field. 

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His teammate Kevin Durant was extremely impressed by Irving's performance and, after the game, said his game is so pure. That is the adjective that perfectly describes how Irving plays the game, and Durant also noted that every young player should study Irving to fully understand what it takes to score at such an elite level in the NBA.  

"I've been saying it, it's pure. Everything he does is pure. It looked so easy tonight. I looked up, and he had 10 points, and I thought he only took 2 shots in the first quarter. I told Seth, damn, I didn't know he got them cooking like that. He wanted to play better last game, so he came out here tonight and wanted to impact the game from the start. He led us all night, hit big shots when we needed to, and it was an incredible performance. Younger players should watch this game and learn what it takes to score at that level that easy. That was just masterclass." 

The Nets will need any win they can get to solidify their place in the playoffs, and having Kyrie Irving is essential for the hopes of any success in the postseason. They are still hoping the New York City government lifts the mandates that are still in place, which enable Kyrie to play all the home games for the first time this season. That will completely change the dynamic in the team that has high aspirations and hopes to win an NBA championship. 

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