Wednesday night has a few interesting NBA games to watch but the one that will get the most attention is the match between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers.
That’s because it will be the first game featuring Kyrie Irving playing for the Mavs.
People will be glued to that game for a number of reasons, most especially to see how Irving does for his new squad.
Kyrie in his first game…
As a Cav —
6 PTS | 3 REB | 7 AST
As a Celtic —
22 PTS | 4 REB | 10 AST
As a Net —
50 PTS | 8 REB | 7 AST
How many for Kyrie tonight? pic.twitter.com/FEi8FekJBJ
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 8, 2023
If history is any indication, he could do quite well.
While his first game with the Cleveland Cavaliers years ago only saw him score 6 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 assists, he got much better with inaugural games for his following two teams.
He scored 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 10 assists during his first game with the Boston Celtics and 50 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists during his introductory match playing for the Brooklyn Nets.
So, how much is Irving going to do on Wednesday?
He will likely do quite well because he will be without the injured Luka Doncic, who usually scores the most for Dallas and is the team’s centerpiece.
There has been a lot of speculation about how these two superstars will work with one another.
They are both ball-handlers who run plays and love to take shots and make isolation plays.
In many ways, they are very similar, which leads some to wonder who will officially run the Mavericks moving forward.
All indications are that Doncic will still be in the driver’s seat, with Irving playing Robin to his Batman.
But you never know what you’re going to get with Irving.
It’ll be interesting to see how Irving and Doncic operate together and fans are hoping to see that soon.
However, for Wednesday night’s game, they just want to witness Irving arrive with a bang.NEXT: The Mavericks Thrived Without Luka Doncic