November 15, 2017 06:03 GMT by bleacherreport.com

Kyrie Irving Frustrated with Clear Mask Worn in Win vs. Nets

Kyrie Irving Frustrated with Clear Mask Worn in Win vs. Nets

Kyrie Irving led the Boston Celtics to their 13th win in a row Tuesday with 25 points in a 109-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He did so wearing a clear mask to protect his face, which contrasted the black one he wore when he scored 41 points as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers in a victory over the New York Knicks in 2012. "It's almost like having somewhat foggy blinders on," Irving sai...

Kyrie Irving led the Boston Celtics to their 13th win in a row Tuesday with 25 points in a 109-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

He did so wearing a clear mask to protect his face, which contrasted the black one he wore when he scored 41 points as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers in a victory over the New York Knicks in 2012.

"It's almost like having somewhat foggy blinders on," Irving said, per Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com. "When I take off the mask, I can see everything. And when I have the mask on, I'm really dialed into what's in front of me. My peripherals are a little cut off, up and down. It's something to get used to."

Despite the apparent frustration, he explained having the clear mask instead of the black one helped his passing.

"I was telling some of my teammates, some of the fans, too, they were asking me whether I was going to wear the black mask. The difference with the black mask is that (teammates are) not getting the ball because I couldn't see outside of my eyesight."

          

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