Celtics' Kyrie Irving: No black mask if you want me to pass

 Celtics' Kyrie Irving: No black mask if you want me to pass

BROOKLYN -- Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expressed frustration with the clear protective mask that he wore while returning to game action Tuesday night but said it was still a better option than the black one he once used during a memorable performance here in New York.? Irving overcame his frustrations Tuesday to score a team-high 25 points on 8-of-20 shooting as the Celtics won their 13th straight game 109-102 over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Irving famously scored a then-career-high 41 points against the New York Knicks while wearing a black mask in December 2012. Irving soon changed to a clear fitted version in the aftermath. ? Irving was aware that social media was clamoring for a return of the black mask but playfully detailed why it was better to stick with a clear one protecting the facial fracture suffered when a teammate elbowed him last week.? "I was telling some of my teammates, some of...

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