Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors: Three Stars of the night

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3 Stars Champion- Kyrie Irving

After what Kyrie did to the poor Toronto Raptors tonight, it really shouldn’t suprise a soul that the man would end up with the 3 stars of the night award.

In his first game back from injury, the superstar went supernova in the final minutes of regulation to put the Raptors to bed. Irving used everything he had in his arsenal, from an array of awe-inspiring crossovers to absolutely nasty long-range bombs. You name it and Kyrie displayed it Wednesday night.

Irving finished the contest owning a new personal career high in assists with 18 dimes handed out. He also went off for 27 points on an efficient 11-19 shooting and grabbed 5 boards. Just sit back and admire perhaps the prettiest pass of the night that led to one of Irving’s 18 assists.

Who knew Uncle Drew could do that?

With with contest winding down to the final 2 minutes and the Celtics up 2, Kyrie got a 1 on 1 matchup with Kawhi Leonard and put matters into his own hands.

There may not be a guy on this planet with a clutch ability on par with Kyrie Irving. The man lives for moments like this, and boy did he deliver for the Celtics and the Boston faithful tonight.

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Here’s to hoping the Celtics can use this massive win to their advantage moving forward. Boston will seek to get another winning streak started when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night in TD Garden. Who will take home the next 3-star award? Tune in next time to find out!