'Monster game by Kyrie' Hawks GM Goikiri recognized after the game 'And he did it with a true triple double, by leading the game in points scored (30), rebounds (10) and dimes (14), while getting the W for his team' he stated with frustration.
Irving will also enter young NAH history books as the first triple double of the league, a record no one will be able to steal from him.
Sadly it wasn't all good news for the Bulls family, as he did sprain his ankle in the last minutes of the game. He played trough it, and he's listed as day to day for the next games. He should rest 3 days to heal it, but it's hard to leave a player like him on the bench even if he's just 84%.
Irving is leading the Bulls early in the season in points (20.9) and asists (8.6), after being selected in the first round of the dispersal draft by the franchise. Still 20 years old, Kyrie is meant to be the present and future of this franchise for years to come.
2012/13:51-31 - First Round
PG Kyrie Irving | Patrick Mills | Nolan Smith
SG Courtney Lee | Marco Belinelli
SF Chase Budinger | Jared Cunningham | Tyler Honeycutt
PF DeAndre Jordan | Larry Sanders | Anthony Randolph
C Joakim Noah | DeAndre Jordan | Chuck Hayes