Tonight the Celtics got their 24th win of the season sparked by Kyrie with a very efficient 33 points shooting 12/19 from the field. Al Horford sat out this game with an injury. on Sunday Kyrie sat out and watched the Celtics only score 85 points and get dominated by the Bulls. Irving has been easily the most valuable player on the Celtics this year as he’s shown all year whether they need him to score, make a play or come up clutch down the stretch he’s always provided being yet again the best or second best closer in basketball this year. Kyrie is averaging about 10 more points per game than Al the same amount of assists as Al. Kyrie has also been one of the most efficient high volume scorers in the league shooting about 50% from the field and 40% from three.
Current Top 5 MVP candidates (Via @getnickwright):
5. KD pic.twitter.com/66WoBLdtyq
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) December 12, 2017
On FTF Nick Wright said Al Horford was in the mix of the top 5 MVP candidates this week and not Kyrie. This is just wrong because the Celtics have gone to their leader Kyrie Irving every time they needed a bucket in any part of the game, especially down the stretch of games and have led them to a league-high 25 wins so far. Kyrie is a top 3 MVP candidate behind James Harden and Lebron James and is easily the most valuable player on the Celtics. No disrespect towards Al Horford who is off to one of his better seasons but he is not the MVP of the Celtics.