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Kyrie Irving hits game winning three at Celtics practice

During the Boston Celtics' Media Day on Monday, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving said that the team's pickup games have been quite competitive and are essentially on the same level of an actual NBA game.

“It’s one of the highest levels I’ve been part of just because of the amount of talent that we have around us,” Irving said. “Our pick-ups have been unbelievable. If any cameras ever got a shot in there, it would be like, ‘This is pretty close to a game.’”

And in a recent footage of a Celtics scrimmage, it showed he wasn't lying. After getting a defensive rebound, Irving brought the ball down the floor and was met by a defender in an isolation setup. Irving called for Al Horford to give him a screen before burying a three-pointer right in the face of big man Aron Baynes.

Hitting big shots and game winners like that are exactly why the Celtics are excited Irving is back with the team and healthy.

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"I just love being out there with him,” Jayson Tatum said about Irving at Media Day. “He’s a great player and teammate. I still get excited at some of the things he does on the floor. He never ceases to amaze me. Hopefully, he can stay healthy — and everybody can stay healthy — the whole season.”

In his first season in Celtics threads, Kyrie Irving paced the team with 24.4 points and 5.1 assists to go with 3.8 rebounds across 60 games. Irving missed the end of the regular season and the entirety of the Celtics’ inspired run in the playoffs after going under the knife in April to remove a couple of screws in his knee which were embedded in his patella in a prior surgery done to repair a knee injury he suffered in the 2015 NBA Finals, so it must feel good for Boston fans to see Kyrie ready to go once again.

The Celtics will start their campaign on Oct. 16 against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden.

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