After the Boston Celtics finished off the Brooklyn Nets to earn their 13th straight win, Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving capped off his night by making a special delivery to a pair of members of the United States Armed Forces.
It was Military Appreciation Night at Barclays Center, and after the final buzzer, Irving made a beeline to sideline. First, he took off his green Celtics jersey. Then, he stepped out of his sneakers — a special edition of his Nike signature shoes that paid tribute to his mother, Elizabeth, who died when he was four years old. Irving, who’s done a few of of these sorts of post-game giveaways this season, then handed the game-worn gear to two of the soldiers, then shook hands with all four of the military members standing by, before making his way back to the visiting locker room.
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The Celtics will now sit at 13-2, with the NBA’s best record, when they take on the West-leading defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in a marquee nationally televised matchup between the league’s best offense (Golden State, averaging a blistering 116.1 points per 100 possessions) and its No. 1 defense (Boston, allowing a minuscule 95.8 points-per-100).
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