What a difference a few months have made for the Brooklyn Nets.
While once ridiculed and poked fun at, the Nets have now won 12 games in a row and are the second-best team in the Eastern Conference.
They have defeated teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and others since their streak started on December 7.
Multiple players on the Nets have been playing like gangbusters, including Kyrie Irving.
Every Angle of Kyrie's PUTBACK SLAM! 🎥 pic.twitter.com/QFvBKmuH4A
— NBA (@NBA) January 3, 2023
On Monday night, Irving scored 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 11 assists as his team took down the San Antonio Spurs.
He was terrific throughout the entire game but a putback dunk he created in the second quarter got everyone on their feet.
It was a smooth and frankly surprising move from Irving that even his fellow teammates looked shocked and excited.
It’s been a long time since we have seen Irving play like that.
But he’s been tremendous all season long, despite the fact that he’s missed plenty of games and created a huge headache for the team’s front office.
He is averaging 26.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists a game so far in 2022-23, going 49.9% from the field and 37.5% from the three-point line.
Irving is now finally playing perfectly alongside Kevin Durant and they have turned into the impressive duo that fans of the team were expecting and waiting for.
It’s no surprise that the Nets are now rising to the top of the standings in the East.
People have always known that the Nets could be amazing, they just needed all players to perform at the peak of their abilities.
Irving has been doing that lately, and his impressive dunk on Monday is proof of that.