Kyrie Irving soaks in personal accolade along with praise from Luka Doncic

Kyrie Irving brought out his Ramadan mode over the last month. The 32-year-old guard’s purple patch in front of the basket helped the Dallas Mavericks climb up the Western Conference table, securing a play-off berth.

If Luka Doncic’s form wasn’t enough already, Kyrie picking up form just in time for the post-season is exactly what Mavs fans wanted. They were already pouring in plaudits for the former NBA champion, but now he has received official recognition for it.

Kyrie Irving wins Western Conference Player Of The Week

With his outstanding performance last week, Kyrie Irving earned the Western Conference Player of the Week award. The 8-time All-Star has been presented with the award four times in his 13-season-long NBA career.

From the first day of the month to the seventh, the Mavericks guard has shown his brilliance on the court, proving to be the best fit for the award. In the last four games of the past week, Irving averaged 31.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting at 52.4% from the floor and 40% from the 3-point range, losing only to the Warriors.

The former NBA Champion has been on top of his game since last month, unleashing his superheroic powers on the hardwood night after night alongside his Robin, Luka Doncic who has been all praises about Irving.

Luka Doncic lauds Kyrie Irving after win over Rockets

When the high-strung game between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks drained out Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving hugged him, showing their great bond. Post-game, the Slovenian returned the favor by lauding his teammate.

Glorifying his teammate, Luka said, “[Kyrie] is an amazing player. There’s nothing much more than that. Great guy, amazing player, and just helps everybody on the floor.” The bond that the duo shares has already garnered praise from former NBA players and the mutual adoration is only a testament to that.

The intense game brought out the demons in Irving, who scored a season-high 48 points while showcasing commendable shooting skills from the free throw line (88.2%). The MVP contender, Luka Doncic, who has been on fire post-All-Star break, scored 37 points, and dished out 12 assists, but missed the triple-double by one less rebound (9). Their 85-point partnership helped overturn the 22-point gap.

The duo’s consistency and bond could help the Dallas franchise flourish in the post-season tournament, as they have almost secured their play-off spot, standing in the 5th position on the Western Conference table.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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