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The 25-year-old raised a lot of eyebrows when he requested to leave the Cavaliers in the summer and they were raised even further when he chose to join their Eastern Conference rivals the Celtics.
But, after a shaky start to the season undoubtedly affected by Gordon Hayward’s ankle injury, the Celtics have gone on a five-game winning streak after their 108-94 victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
It was arguably their biggest win of the season and Irving was at the centre of everything good for Boston.
The skilled ball handler was at his scintillating best from the first whistle, scoring 24 points – his fifth straight 20-plus point performance – on an efficient 10-for-16 from the floor.
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I felt like I’ve had to adjust to them, that was probably the biggest thing
But he also grabbed three steals and ended up with six assists.
He looks to have settled into a formidable partnership with Al Horford, however Irving admits even he didn’t expect to have settled into a rhythm so quickly.
“I felt like I’ve had to adjust to them, that was probably the biggest thing,” Irving said.
Kyrie Irving didn't expect to settle in at Boston as quickly as he has
“They have a team-oriented, at all times, vibrant culture here and I had to adjust my individual talents to the greater good of the group.
“I feel like that has been going a lot better than even I expected because of the guys that we have in this locker room.
“They make it a lot easier for me to adjust myself.”