Kyrie Irving came up with a series of clutch plays down the stretch to help the Boston Celtics to a 134-129 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Irving delivered an extremely efficient 30 points to go along with 11 assists and four rebounds, with his best play coming when it mattered most.
With the Celtics leading by just two points with two-and-a-half minutes remaining, Irving scored six of his side's next eight points - and assisted the other two - to set up the victory.
The All-Star guard ended the game having made 14 of his 19 attempts from the floor, and lifted his season per game averages to 23.8 points and 7.0 assists.
Sunday night's scores
- Memphis Grizzlies 96-84 New York Knicks
- Oklahoma City Thunder 129-134 Boston Celtics
- Los Angeles Clippers 103-121 Toronto Raptors
Irving's future with the franchise has come into question over the past week as a knock-on effect of Anthony Davis' request to be traded from the New Orleans Pelicans, and this was another reminder for the Celtics why they must do everything they can to hold onto him.
Click on the video at the top of the page to watch highlights of Irving's 30-point showing against the Thunder.