Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kyrie Irving Game Log

I have watched many, many Duke basketball games in the past 25 years. Generally when you watch a game as a Duke fan you recognize that guys have significant shortcomings. Ferry was a limited athlete, Laettner was a medicore defender and had no post moves, Battier was limited offensively, Mike Dunleavy was horribly overrated, as was Shelden Williams. Jason Williams was great until he faced a bunch of big guys inside. Same with Redick.

There are very few guys who I have ever watched at Duke who I said, "My lord, this guy is great!" Elton Brand, Grant Hill, that is about it. Those two dominated basically every phase of the game and were always the best player on the court.


In the games I watched Kyrie Irving play -- he was the best guy on the court. When things got bad and went all to hell, you just gave him the ball and he would get a hoop or an assist. Here is his game log:


11/14 Princeton W 97-60 25 4 10 6 6 3 6 17 1 3 4 9
11/16 Miami (OH) W 79-45 19 3 4 6 7 1 2 13 2 3 5 2
11/19 Colgate W 110-58 25 5 9 0 0 3 5 13 1 2 3 9
11/22 @Marquette W 82-77 34 4 9 2 3 1 4 11 1 1 2 7
11/23 @Kansas St W 82-68 31 5 12 7 7 0 2 17 0 5 5 6
11/27 @Oregon W 98-71 27 6 11 3 3 1 3 16 1 2 3 2
12/1 Mich St W 84-79 36 8 12 13 16 2 31 0 6 6 4
12/4 Butler W 82-70 34 6 10 6 6 3 6 21 0 2 2 2

Hurt

3/18 Hampton W 87-45 20 4 8 4 4 2 2 14 0 4 4 1
3/20 Michigan W 73-71 21 1 4 9 10 0 2 11 0 3 3 2
3/24 Arizona L 93-77 31 9 15 8 9 2 4 28 0 0 0 3


Worst game pre-injury? Probably Marquette - 11 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds. Shot 44% and only 25% from 3.

Worst game post-injury -- Michigan, 11-2-3. shot 25%

Irving had 4 games against good competition where he played over 30 minutes. His numbers:

17-6-5
31-4-6
21-2-2
28-3-0

Pretty damn impressive.

1 comment:

K said...

and probably NOT teaming up with Kevin Love.