Steph and Kyrie’s praise for each other
Curry stole the show at Oracle Arena, as the two-time Most Valuable Player erupted for a season-high 49 points on an eye-opening 16-of-24 shots made from the field.
In an article written by Janie McCauley of The Associated Press, Irving reacted to Curry’s explosive night:
“Oh yeah. I’ve been going against him for the last seven years,” Irving said about Curry. “This special team that they have now, adding KD, you’ve seen how they’ve kind of transformed from the first year they won it to now being two-time champions. The bench, everyone. It’s always a high-level game.”
The Celtics point guard had 37 points of his own on an impressive 13-of-18 shot from the field which included a 7-of-7 shooting start to the game.
Curry also had praise for Irving’s performance that night:
“The way he started the game tonight was pretty crazy,” Curry said. “We try to bring the best out of each other. Tonight was one of those nights, just a fun way to play.”